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Milk Brother Soliloquy

from by Helen America

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This is not my blood ascension dying in your bed
nothing hot can penetrate the cotton in your head
but how can you face the staring eyes outside the door
don't you know your face is open as a running sore

No you cannot stay the night I have enough to hold
you would take away my blankets if your nose got cold
I have no talk with the protruding fingers of your spine
please don't hold your stomach full of ashes close to mine

and why did you let me
take off your glasses
frosted your skin
running sweet like molasses

The sky is full of far too many birds with hollow bones
I gave you one of my eyelashes in an amber stone
you turn into the window when the rain is on the grass
smiling spinning blood behind a face of sugar glass

and why did you let me
push you away
when the stars in my eyes were melting
the snow is turning grey


from In the Palace of Green Porcelain, released December 4, 2009


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Helen America Seattle, Washington

Helen America's delicately-crafted, profusely literary songs evoke fairytale worlds laced with menace - her haunting lullabies for two-headed turtles and murder ballads have a crystalline purity that belies their obsessive intensity and sometimes grotesque imagery. 'In the Palace of Green Porcelain' has been described as "the sound a butterfly's heart would make, if butterflies had hearts." ... more

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