Midas' Mountain

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Written by Gary Heidt & band

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Dividing till there's no difference
or my favorite paradox—
if the hare never gets anywhere
let's just fold up here

fold paper doves from dollars
and sell them
for fifty cents.
2010 census-takers trudge the sidewalks,
collared shirts shoved into slacks.
The concrete gleams with heat (and minerals,)
old gum circles rubbed black and smooth (with ragged edges,)
suspicious moles on the city's ravaged skin
—not ravaged so much as dividing

cell over cell,
Midas's mountain of metastatic gold.
We're on the other side of the screen,
singing an endless accumulating lullaby—

mama's gonna buy you
a little box
in which to store these ruins.
in which to store these ruins.

mama's gonna buy you
a little box
in which to store these ruins.
Midas's mountain

Midas's mountain
Midas's mountain of metastatic gold.
mountain of metastatic gold.
cell over cell over cell over sell over sell

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from Unfinished Bird, released November 16, 2016

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