Limits [YouTube demo]

by Stephan Nance



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Talk about site fidelity...
Talk about natal philopatry...

Talk about synchronicity!
Talk about London meeting Eugene!

Other people's flight patterns lack the hallmarks of mine
Pictures of ten-year reunions with pictures
Of altitudinal migrations
With breathless emergency landing vacations

Talk about asthma!
Narrows for airways
Peak flow a puff from a pipe dream—
Fifty percent of an infidel's personal best
A Forest Park duck falls fifty feet leaving the nest!

From the cavity edge to the edge of the briar
A baptism of flier without proper plumage!
In the purgatory of a spacer
Passing from chamber through chamber
To chamber...

What is incendiary to me?
Incredible distance confined
In my body.

Talk about imagined geography...
Talk about plant intentionality.

Talk about sessility, precinctivity...
Talk about cosmopolitan pantropicality!

Jump! Stop tilting at windmills!
Wilting at failures to skirt the frame of the swing
set! Jump! Stop placing bets
On peregrination, on a fair roundabout
gain! Spin! Shrink! Skidoo! into a postcard,
into the gum on the
stamp! Glue! Paste! Tamp! Affix!
A Phoenix Garden wren in a sudden igloo sticks to sticks!

From a nettle-mound to the pear-petaled crisps on the bower
A universe swirls in that souvenir snowglobe!
Half-eight till the vesperal pealing
The architect shake-sings with skyscraper feeling

What is irradiative to me?
Incredible distance;
unforgettable limits.

Wouldn't you like to know where I want to go?


released April 16, 2016
Music & lyrics by Stephan Nance




Stephan Nance Eugene, Oregon

I'm Stephan Nance. I'm a singer-songwriter based in Eugene, Oregon. You can call my music poetic piano rock.

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