Charles Antony & Jeff Gburek - Pipes

from by Charles Antony and The Outsiders

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Jeff Gburek : no-input mixing board, objects
Charles Antony : poetry and voice

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Pipes

The house in the forest
now empty
now foreboding
windows stare
unblinking
as the trees edge
ever closer
and the ivy creeps
ever higher

The Sunday walkers
would quicken their step
and turn their collars
to settle the hairs
on their necks
when the pipes in the house
start to whisper and groan

Children would visit
for a dare
only in daylight hours
with the swagger of youth
urging them forward
but bravado lay crushed
when the pipes in the house
start to whisper and groan

Some say
that a witch used to
live here
and others say
that she still does
as the pipes in the house
start to whisper and groan

There are stories
wicked stories
of tears and screams
washed down the drains
as the pipes in the house
start to whisper and groan

Once
an angel was seen
by a man walking
his dog
of how the angel
went inside
and was never seen again
as the pipes in the house
started to whisper and groan

Maybe
nothing ever happened here
and the house
just grew older
with abandonment
as we all do
as neglected pipes
will start to whisper and groan

Charles Antony

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from Always Outside, released April 2, 2017

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