||A Postmodern Requiem
||In unfamiliar cities, I am thrilled to wander.|
||"House Vs. House"
||There's a department of what? "Structure"?! With bike racks? Fabulous and now inevitable.|
||Wreck and Reference
||Is this the street I wanted? No? Well, where does it lead? Maybe that's where I should have been going.|
||"Scent of Death"
||Look up, above the fifth-floor windows: lions! Are they lions? With curly horns?|
||Oh, this place is closed. Too bad. What's the word for Friday? Dumplings, maybe? With treacle?|
||On a clear day, all rivers shimmer.|
||"3 Minutes to Live"
||Welcome to Grime Street
||What have they transcended, here?|
||Sampa the Great
||Who dances in these streets?|
||What walls were built here and torn down again?|
||"Number One Fan"
||Could I live here? People live here, walking around with headphones, lost in virtual world we share, so probably I could, too.|
||"I Don't Wanna Get to Heaven"
||Existential Fears 4
||These could be my new enemies. This could be the corner where I turn.|
||The Y Axes
||This could be me here already.|
||Airplanes change my mode, or I allow them too. I should be able to do it without machines.|
||A Different Kind Of Human (Step II)
||Last week my job moved offices.|
||The old one was 3 miles and one town away from my house.|
||"Under The Wrapping Paper"
||The new one is 2 miles and one town in the other direction,|
||Courage My Love
||in a building I've walked past dozens of times, so it shouldn't make much difference,|
||and maybe after a few more weeks it won't,|
||The Winking Owl
||or when it gets cold again,|
||or all of this has drowned.|
||I've been here on weekends,|
||"My Independent Country"
||Sweet Candy Power
||eaten in other branches of the same cafes|
||BOYS END SWING GIRL
||or from these same trucks in other plazas.|
||I've lived in places tourists come to take pictures of things.|
||Unknöwn Kun 2 6
||Now a couple blocks of the Freedom Trail are part of my commute.|
||Halo at Yojohan
||from NOVEL LAND
||Now I can walk down to the ocean.|
||Now I can put on headphones and walk around my own town listening to songs of yours.|
||"Lokin päällä lokki"
||Make Nu Metal Great Again 4
||These Finns were teenagers when they started this band.|
||"Talking In My Sleep (feat. Emmanuella)"
||Talking In My Sleep (feat. Emmanuella)
||Are those donuts any good?|
||Would you eat those sandwiches if you had to go outdoors to get here?|
||What do all those people do for a bank?|
||"I'm Your Cancer"
||I should have come here half an hour earlier.|
||"Tigersclaw, Vol. 2 - Radio Edit"
||Some of these buildings are actually quite nice.|
||"At the Mountains of Madness"
||The Queen's Cuts 5
||Not the one I look at out our office window, which is the helmet Darth Vader would have worn if he had channeled his malevolence into bureaucracy.|
||But some of the other ones have details, or grandeur, or space in front of them for food trucks.|
||We used to have an elevated highway down the middle of this, and now there's a sunlit park,|
||so don't believe that you are doomed by past mistakes.|
||Glare Of The Sun
||We dumped tea in the harbor rather than pay taxes,|
||Cold Black Suns
||and now we pay it back in coffee.|
||The vikings didn't make it this far south,|
||The Telluric Ashes of the Ö Vrth Immemorial Gods
||the old gods never cursed this place.|
||You never feel entirely certain that if the wolves come, this place will be defended,|
||but also, maybe, like this is not where they would choose to attack.|
||"The Unfinished Story"
||I live in the 57th largest metro area in the world,|
||right behind Bandung, Indonesia, and ahead of Randstad, Netherlands. |
||I suspect there are more people in this city than there are people in world who know all three of Bandung, Boston and Randstad.|
||We have a pretty good aquarium here, and the internet, and have you heard this Mongolian rock/throat-singing band?|
||"Reden ist Silber"
||We have ill-conceived streets, but we filled them to reiterate that we didn't vote for Trump.|
||We know that the food that used to be other people's is better than the food that used to be ours,|
||except we're good with chowder,|
||Degrees of Truth
||Time Travel Artifact
||and translations of chowder into other media.|
||"Night of Winterlight"
||The subway barely runs, but you can walk along a lot of the harbor now.|
||"Under the Sign of a Black Star"
||We have dour icons, but makeshift legends of survival.|
||"Living in Someone Else's Dream"
||Our soccer team is 0 of 4 in championship games, but somebody has to be 57th.|
||THE NEW DEATH CULT
||The place I grew up is 61st, and their soccer team is 0 of 1 in championship games,|
||"Nunca Dejaré De Cantar"
||but the churches here are smaller, and we didn't vote for Trump.|
||"I Giorni Migliori"
||We are the center of a margin, and I am cartoonishly reinvigorated by a different routine view of our marginalia.|
||"Every1's a Winner"
||Every1's a Winner +1
||You don't need a whole different life,|
||you just need one small change that reminds you|
||"The Boys of Summer"
||of whatever you want to be after whatever you want to be over is done.|