The God of Pauses, Breaths & Rests

from Warm Gold by Purrbot

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Dear god of pauses, breaths and rests,
I have a wish
I need your best
My bouncing back is less and less

So this
Is the unceremonious end...?
I don't know what to say
But "It's hard" and "I'm sorry
I'm crazy
I'm trying..."

So this is the big bang
New beginning
I am ready and raring
Pawing at the air
What if no one's there or near?
What if I'm too sad to move
Or woo you?
What if there's no room,
No movement,
No break,
No rescue or revelation?

Sit with it
Sit with the uncomfort
The no answer
The impatience
Watch and learn

Dear god of pauses, breaths and rests
I have a wish
I need your best
My bouncing back is less and less


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


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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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