Susie Suh x Robert Koch (song of the week)

Dreamy, ethereal, and melancholy – the audial equivalent of the blustery cloudy weather we’ve been having.

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gentle, now

I have slowly and sadly fallen in love

with this mystery, this hollow self

gently punctured and bled out, gaping.

tuck your fingers into my painted palms, I know

I burn too hot/sandy, but I would clasp you

in this fiery ring. this is our disaster.

I have destroyed you, beautifully.

someone’s great-grandmother

so I, gleaming in wedding blue,

say, “you look beautiful today!”

to lace on sky-cloth, hair like clouds

behind round-rimmed glass, her cerulean eyes glitter with tears

and she tells me that it can’t be true

her sister was always prettier, even when they were kids

so she just accepted it and kept living

 translucent skin quivering around cracked lipstick

and now she (thinks)knows she can’t be beautiful because she is 92 years old.

she loves my voice and hair, though. Heavens yes.

Paul Thomas Saunders (song of the week)

I know I just recently posted another of his songs, but I am on a serious Saunders/London Grammar kick right now. This song in particular blows my mind every time – I react to it emotionally before I can comprehend cognitively what’s going on. That, in my mind, is a sign of a truly powerful artist.

“Good women lie with losers everyday” – something that is very dear to my heart, the idea that a wonderful, beautiful person will settle for less. Why? I’m still figuring it out. And I love that this song discovered me just when I needed it.