The Day that the Past Went Away

from by orkinpod

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I am dreading the day
when the flowers on my toes
fade away and are gone
because I’m terrified
that the friend who painted them there
will be gone from my life
and I’ll be even more alone
than I was when I shattered
and she helped me pick up the pieces
that scattered in the earth
like the bones of the Romans and Greeks.
And so I only shower on odd days
and I don’t use soap on my feet!

When they write the story of our times
they will begin
with the day that the past went away
and the future that dawned
it was all upside down
and almost as lost as the present day.

In a thousand years archeologists
will cut us from the earth
and the lives we have lost shall be cleaned
and reassembled in a bright room
surrounded by red ropes in lines
and new hopes shaped from lost time
where girls in thick glasses
and boys who wear dresses
will read a small sign
explaining where they found my bones
written by a historian
who just wants to be left alone

with my past instead of his own.

I am dreading the day
when the flowers on my toes
fade away and are gone…


from The Loudest Sound, released January 1, 2013




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Orkinpod is a single, discrete human body engaged in the creation of sounds. Orkinpod has most recently been making intimate experimental folk music, but their past includes electronica, sunshine pop, and rock and roll.

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