So Close It Glows

from Warm Gold by Purrbot

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You will take me
Out to sea
But will you follow me to the Yukon
When we are old men?

You surprised me
No easy feat
Taking me out to sea
Past the golden gate
Holding hands to balance
There were islands
And sea lions
And whales who tried land
And went back to water

I won't forget
The best date ever
I'll come back for seconds

I can hear a dull roar
My ear to the ground
A hum coming
A train

I can't tell you
I can tell the future
And in it
There is a place we go
That is so close it glows

How did you know?


from Warm Gold, released February 28, 2011
Written, Produced & Performed by Nathan Wade Carter (Banjo, Vocals)


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Purrbot Portland

Nathan Wade Carter (he/him) is a queer, grey-a, non-binary poet, musician, & artist living in Portland, Oregon. His chapbook is ROYGBIV (Ursus Americanus Press 2017). His poetry can be found in Hobart, Fugue, Gramma Poetry, Poor Claudia, The Fem, & others. He is the editor and founder of SUSAN / The Journal. He writes & performs songs under the name Purrbot. ... more

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