(ill YAY' mee) n.
award-winning percussive rock-folk from Baltimore, MD

Spiral.

Spiral

I know I scare you ,
I'm leaving stains and traces all down your side
I sketch spirals in your sleep
I start on the rib and work my way in

At my command they may run and smudge-
I've always left mud most everywhere that I've touched.
I place my hand to your skin, rub it in,
and start all over again.

I know I scare you,
I'm leaving stains and traces all on your insides.
You sketch spirals in my head,
and work your way back out again.
I collapse in quarters.
Squeeze out all the bad blood that I have bled.
I place this in your hands- rub it in,
and start all over again.

And I am feeling
like my fears are colours feeding
into you.

These are creatures,
they are slow-limbed and Lovely,
they are slipping to our sides again.
They open up our chests like wings,
let them breathe,
and lead them to light again.
These are kisses wishes and spent eyelashes,
they are scattered for our hearts' defense,
these are weeds,
they are slow-limbed and Lovely,
they are mistaking us for angels.

Well, I could have said irredescent,
but that's been done and done again.
And I could have said incandescent,
but you know damn well that I have burned and burned again.
Well I could have whispered such sweet words,
but you know they've been said and said again,
so I sketch these spirals as you sleep for your eyes
when you wake again.
And I am feeling
like my tears are colours bleeding
into you.
And I.  

©2000 rob hinkal

Albums:
i love you And I Miss You | Jumpstarting the Bus | the Grave | Strength in Hare | Clockwork Wooden Mouse Dreams | Wingsweep/Wingswept | Bulldozer Not Included | Myxomatosis Failed | on Luck on Fumes on Spit on Love | Myxomatosis Took Its Toll | Upholstered Fortress | the fifth circle | Between Lover & Twilight | A Gift For Saint Cecilia | Samples | Another Life / Another Live | A Message in the Mess Vol. 1 | cicada



A Perfect Day
Allergy
Argonauts
Asher's Prayer
Ask For Me
Asparagus
Baliset
Bearclaw's Mule
bRIDGE
Bulldozer
Chalk Pit
Choke Cherry
Coal Boulder
the Coffeehouse
Common Song
Counting
Crazy As A Good Thing
Credit
Cricket Hunt
Deep in the AM
Didn't Take It Down
Draw You In
Drift
Drown
Elephant Joke
Embers
Even Now
For Everyone a Reckoning
For Your Sake
Friday
Gaze
Georgetown
this Gift
Glom of Nit
Good Heart
Growing Home
Hands
HARM
Hum
Illinois is Overflowing
In the Water
Leave Me Lonely
Letters from the Front
Looking Back
LooseN
Love a Girl Gone
Lower Thank You
the MARC
the March of the Rabbit
Matador
Molotov Swell
My Awesome Fawm Song
Natural 20
Negative Space
No Blue Left
No Place is Home
Ode to a Heat Vent
oh Damn
Oklahoma Revival (1933)
Oracle
Peat Ice
Pine
Pocketing
Pollock
Protest Song
PUSH
rearview
the Revenge of the Mouse King
Revolutions Per Minute
Rob's Lament
Samples
Save Berlin
Seat
Scene
Secret Surgery
Selkie
Sever
Silent Little Bells
Simile Blue
Slight Departure
Sorry If
Speaking Louder Now
Spinning
Spiral
Spiral Notebook
Spring
Stay Close
Steel
Storm
Strain
the Sundress Song
Swan Song
Terms
Toll
Trouble
U-X
VA29
Valeri
the Vow Song
We Must Be Ships
the Weight
Well Plumbed
Will
the Winter Bride
the Worm Song
Wreckingball
You Never Answer
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