There's a City on Your Back

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There’s a city on your back
somewhere just
beyond your collarbone
with a mosque, and two churches,
a synagogue
and a market place

In the square, I’d sit and wait
when I was younger
than I am today.
And in your hair, there’s a stream
where children go
on a hot summer’s day

the warm sunlight, on your face
a sugar pie
and a tree for shade.

There’s a window in your face
somewhere just
above your right cheekbone
I looked through it, one spring day
and what I saw
was like the perfect home

I’ll do the dishes, you’ll mow the lawn
in the kitchen
we’ll have linoleum
I’ll make a mess cooking dinner
and together
we’ll scrub the kitchen floor

Here we go climb out the window
down the steps into the garden

I’m a tree and you’re a monkey
together we’re a flora and fauna

I’m a cricket and you’re a song bird
together we’re an orchestra


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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