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River Babies

Troubled Mothers / Darkness does not leave / this place
there are babies drowning / in rivers / with only few /
swimmers / with only few arms to wrap around few babies /
there are babies / that will drown

"It is a hot hot thing"

there are babies that will drown / with only few swimmers /
the river is an overflow of lost children / with no mothers and no fathers / and if these children have mothers and fathers then they are abandoned / to fend / for themselves

there are fathers who beat mothers and those mothers beat themselves / and each father who thinks he owns a beaten mother is / a baby in the river / and each mother who cannot leave a beater father whether she wants to or doesn't want to is / a baby in the river

there is a current in the mind that the swimmer must follow / there is a current in the body that the swimmer must follow / there is a current in sex that the swimmer must follow / before the swimmer can swim and help a baby rescue their own selves

there is only so far that a swimmer can swim

"it is a hot hot thing"

[Quotation credit: Toni Morrison]

[First published in "Iris Brown"]

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from Mother Carries, released May 8, 2017

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Harm is an Alaskan ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and beatbox with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies your notions of musical normativity.

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