Empire of Opiates

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Empire of Opiates

Buoyant in my palms, poppy buds—
the coursing quick empire of opiates
to the cornea, to the tapestry of skin,
to the tensile arch in my feet.

Only you know what’s happening to me.
Only you know what’s happening to me.

When you hold my life in your hands
I’m born again and die again! I disappear.
I unexist, I re-exist, I’m a smoke in your mouth.
I cannot speak, I will not speak till you breathe me out.

Only you know what’s happening to me.
Only you know what’s happening to me.

(this stanza is not part of the song but part of the poem)

As well, as deep and quenching
as a well, as geyser sunk and building pressure
when you take me in your hands
and soak me up — administrate the surge
of blood and philtre.

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from Magnetic North (our old demos), track released January 3, 2012
Franny and Joey Gurba being good to ourselves. Lyrics are from another old love poem Joey wrote for Fran. Guess what it's about!

(stole that photo too, once again I can't remember who from, once again feeling sorry.)

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