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Banister (21 Vorticists Buy Hale Street Like It's Nothing)

from Girls Just Want to Have Gun by Nora Nygard



but I’m not that kind of banister
wood and cut and carrier home
cliches happen when they’ve got a straight direction
planned a street getaway to where it were known
past the sweet drink hold it right in front a capital A
for “A quick way to carry me home”
then but for a brief second it’s written out of England
ripped from 1921 and resewn into a tome

send him off on his way
turn a gallon into staring contests
until he can’t feel his legs
send him off on his way
turn a gallon into staring contests
until you throw him through the banister

lost keys locked door so ya
sleep under the bridge past the porno store
what do you use
your consciousness for?
the west coast is the eastern shore
lines up like a banister, water
flows free through the posts
sand caught pulls down
‘til all that’s left is your ghost

fell asleep. It was July
woke up. It was November
Did I kill that cop? I can’t remember

21 vorticists make a fortune leasing mineral rights to Halliburton. Each steals a barrel (no one’s lookin) spins a wheel, spills the oil down the Medway, lights a match, pots and cups, flame the river, fire clay. 21 vorticists are burning to pour with it. 21 vorticists are burning to pour with it. Now.


from Girls Just Want to Have Gun, released August 8, 2013


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Nora Nygard Saint Paul, Minnesota

I've always been searching. Drumming in punk bands. Singing into a cassette mic alone. Trans angst, alienation, going on the road. Synthesis, tape, poetry. Two failed tours, two failed degrees. Reclaiming my voice from the choir, reshaping my voice after punk rock. Years of isolation, hormone therapy, production studies, and hundreds of releases with various projects. ... more

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