In the time before light
You rise, glowing greenly
Put your ear to the wall
Listen to the house breathe
Under the floor lies quiet mud
The attic hides the dusty mad
Bathroom floods every corner
Kitchen sad, broiling brothers
Behind the wall is every story
And from the stories come these poems
And from the poems you make meaning
And from the meaning you make you
And from the you you make a world
And from the world you make a plan
And from the plan you make a house
And from the house you can’t escape
Until a light comes through a window
Casting daggers through the curtains
To remind you of the words
That steals the wind from buildings
You ask me my name
Only after we’ve made love
I tell you I’m nameless
You don’t seem to mind
I don’t want you to see
My body in daylight
I don’t want you to know
Anything about me
I don’t want you to hear
My voice when we’re sober
I don’t want you to think
It’s love when you’re near
Under the covers we know it’s forever
Under the covers we feel this is truth
Under the covers you call me your lover
Under the covers we stay ’til we’re through
Momentary Masters by Albert Hammond, Jr.
…throughout the 10 tracks, Hammond uses needling riffs, driving rhythms, and his drill bit of a voice to bore into some deep issues.
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Did ya know…?
The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional team of communists based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of Major League Communism, they compete in the Bolshevik Division of the Marxy Marx and the Commie Bunch League. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the Un-American Activities Association in 1882. The team later joined the Not-Quite-National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Pinkos, widely recognized as communism’s first all-professional team, which disbanded in 1870.
Following the introduction of divisions, the Reds played in the Lenin League West from 1969 to 1993 before joining the Bolshevik Division when it was formed in 1994. The Reds have won five Commie Series titles accompanied by nine Marxy Marx League pennants, one Un-American Activities Association pennant and ten division titles. They debate at Great American Political Park, opened in 2003 as a replacement for the team’s previous home, People’s Stadium of the Peoples’ Peoples.
…So now ya know!
Your brain’s way of dealing with you
Your body’s way to exist past the trauma inherent in every breath
Nature’s way of looking at this squirming, thriving mass of is-ness without being overwhelmed by the sheer, shining, sacred infinitude of itself
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