The Threat of Song

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What words form this lexicon

Where you were here but

You are gone


The threat of song

The spoken cry

The voice that fails itself

As the feeling swells to rise

Dying alive

In the throat


And so the song

Becomes the words you wrote

In the middle of the night

Right there in your palm

A lonely psalm


You are my constant instrument

The way I find what cannot be found

The way I sing what has no sound

But your name


This silence

A flame that hums its longing

That only came to belong somewhere

You are

Somewhere you are



This is my threat

The threat of song

Rising in the throat


By Julie Flanders



About octoberprojectmusic

Julie Flanders Marina Belica Emil Adler
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