Kathleen Carter

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Kathleen Carter cried the day the circuits broke white hot flaming fields butchers boys wrapped up in the blankets and overcoats and she skinned her knee and took the long way home and saw the dog she lost when she was 12 years old she said have you seen dad that man in the red baseball cap who left water by your bed when you were sent home sick and behind the house where you used to live is a beach pyre licking salty limbs our dirty bedsheets washed up clean after weeks of rain and lead laden dreams coarse machinery mechanical throat needlepoint nest in the hollowed hull of the furnace your bones crave repose your frame a berth born from wayward wood and cold clotted earth I’ll never find out who took you in after you spent all day chasing stray dogs through the wet leaves broken feet mud on your face I’ll never know (x4) I’ll never know the length of your reach across the mattress at the dregs of day or the contents of your dresser or where the river basin drains I’ll never know

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from Kettle Steam, released April 3, 2015

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Ava Marie Poultney, Vermont

5 piece Indie from central//western Vermont. Collections of songs constructed from the memorable remnants of reoccurring dreams, and early childhood. We talk in our sleep and miss the ocean.

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