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electric thingI'm made of bits of song and paperclips
Whalespeak and stars and a touch of magic.
Sprinkled with sugar and a lot more of sea salt,
We are never quite empty but never quite whole.
It was well-meaning but useless in the end.
I have subculture reflected in my eyes and windmills stuck in my teeth.
And as the lights go out, all I can say is
(With faerie dust on our tongues):
"There is sugarcane under my skin and stories under your shoes."
I wish it could've been more-we were the story of the year.
(If you mean the kind that sits on bookshelves and gathers dust.)
You have a map in your pocket. Fifteen dollars and a lifetime;
Adventure in your freckles and flutes in your fingertips.
I take my mug to my lips and without looking at the script, I add,
"Have fun, electric thing."
IowaIf you visit Iowa,
you'll call her fields empty,
but she wasn't born that way.
A part of her was carved out
when she was ripped between Virginia
and the purple mountains of New Mexico.
Her gold hair, she tore it out when she realized
it didn't make her a princess.
She laid her locks strung along every road
leading somewhere else.
White hairs on her cheeks
are scars from winter.
Her hair darkens with the dampness
of summer rains.
The storms are never silent,
but neither is life when there's a tear
in your childhood where
a parent ought to be.
I've been flooded by Iowa's sorrow.
The only way I can distract her from her own voided landscape
is if I hate myself harder than she cries.
She just wants to fly
and I want to bus or train,
not because I fear death, but because
I want to take living slow.
It's the only way I ever feel.
From the air it's hard to watch Earth's hips move.
But Earth can't compare to the country.
That's my girl.
Full grown even when harvesting season's j
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