Lyrics

Carbon

Friday 9 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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carbon made
found her at the
End of a chain
"time to race" she said
"race the downhill"
Behind crystaline irises
loons can dive
where the world bleeds white

just keep your eyes on her
keep don’t look away
keep your eyes on her horizon

Bear Claw
Free Fall
a Gunner’s View
black and blue
shred in ribbons
of lithium
blow by blow
Her Mind cut
in sheets
Layers Deep
now unravelling

just Keep Your Eyes On Her
keep don’t look away
keep your eyes on her horizon

get me Neil on the line
No I can’t hold
have him read
"Snow Glass Apples"
where nothing is what it seems
"Little Sis you must crack this"
he says to me
"you must go in again
carbon made
only wants to be unmade"
Blade to ice
it’s Double Diamond time

and keep your eyes on her
keep don’t look away
keep your eyes on her horizon
on her eyes
on her horizon