Nai, We walk different jungles Sun spliced in different skies Split by a slab of blue Yet I hear You
Me, here, Walking the paths you sing of, Making hands of the words you speak, Arriving at the memories you've wrung like a Needle stuck in my mind
You Sing like your soul is on fire. Purring of quiet as silk; Lungs weeping raw in Consonant melody sifted in Soil
Oil Spilling off palms Soaked in the blood sun, and In all my wandering-- I can't help wondering if, in the end, I discovered you For a reason
Reflecting on an artist that inspires me: Nai Palm (singer/producer of the band Hiatus Kaiyote). I've listened to practically every interview I could get my hands on, and decided I'd try and translate my feelings for her music and artistry into a poem. I could probably write about it for 15 more stanzas at least. Here's a start?
Too many days are all the same The will has left, the inert pendulum silent, no longer marking time Glass menagerie collecting dust A ghost town of frail figurines Lifeless the sheen, pail from coatings of yesterday Not even the trace of a fingerprint to announce interest Tawas a time, excitement from the prospect of a new-collected piece, while much deliberation was given to its placement Diligently, maintenance provided, dusted and polished Imagination carrying fantasies of amusing situations and images Laughter recounted when viewed by innocent eyes Now the foundations mirrors will not reflect what was or what is Each days accumulation, another layer, each layer a little duller Soon the only connection, a web, thin and translucent, linking one to the other Paralyzed fragile pieces of glass, drowning in a sea of negligence Your name whispered into a box of mementoes Awaiting for renewed curiosity of another generation
Fingerprints. Unique. Fingerprints. Just like you. Fingerprints. I remember the feeling of yours. Fingerprints. Imprinted on the walls. Fingerprints. Imprinted on my mind. Fingerprints. Imprinted on my soul. Fingerprints. Lingering. Fingerprints. But now gone. Fingerprints. Are now just fingerprints.