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Autonomy (feat. Brambles)

from Republic of Paradise by Aphir

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the war waif rises, sighs, breathes rings
of fire round the ones I love
I dream and with my eyes shut I
draw pools of water up

they lap the sore, subdue it till
it lies down soothed at last
and drowns at the protection stones
the corsair of the past.

black tourmaline defences standing
staunch around the heart
that I have left outside my chest
that I have set apart.

obsidian to break the curse
on those who know too much,
green malachite to will away
her sweet malignant touch.

pure amethyst for clarity:
reform the edges smudged
and blurred inside her cloud of smoke -
fresh eucalypt to crush:

I breathe deep and restore my sense:
return to me the art
I learned from her without the secret
defect at its heart.


from Republic of Paradise, released September 25, 2020


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