Some thirty-odd years apart,
pins posts and arteries intertwined
and intermingled with all fourteen of us.

You walk on sprained ankle back
to the house you were born in,
your head pummeled and habroneme,
shows us what you've done.

Our view here is unobscured
and now we know that yours is too
filled up with lacerating tails/tales
of demons and ties that

bind you to the past and we
are here to set you free with
these scissors with pewter handles
that you'd swear you've seen before.


from Gargantuan Acoustic Locator, released February 17, 2012
featuring Sarah Dabby on violin




Matthew Joseph Payne Oakland, California

unusual songs about humanity and its relationship with its mechanical creations

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