Withering Heights

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knives trace the ribs

inking porcelain blood

bed of languish,

with a blade in the lobe

the seriated parasite -

the gnawing unknown

in this withering body,

breathes expansive youth

letters to family - there’s no divinity

the universe isn’t god’s,

it’s randomly serene

test batteries / failed remedies

these passing particles

will be reabsorbed and seen

the parting partner

to have and hold in only health.

a hollow remission

of normality masked

then love like a whirlwind -

a purpose and home

in your arms I crumble.

the hips rot out (this again)

doused in pain and pills / sleepless in chills

on sticks at twenty six,

bones searing every day 

scalpels through the skin / they’re fusing metal in 

emerging bathed in sun 

oh, the rebirth of decay

now new fears rise:

how can I provide

incandescence and a life worth loving for?

in debt and in support,

I will not abort

you are my worry now,

and I don’t worry anymore


from Thread, released September 17, 2013



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Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. While we all have been or are in an array of more complex projects, this band is founded on pop-sensible simplicity and the notion that music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely, with concision and honesty. ... more

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