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Aeroplanes Land Far Away (I'll Stay)

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i don’t have faith in friends or blood
not disaffected don’t need miracle drugs
everything is meat in the hard blue light
from family to those you don’t know
but i am so in love today
and it’s not the type of love that fades
everytime i breathe you there is a kick in my heart
and deep inside my soul i ache

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay 

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay

deep under my feet in the red hot earth
there are creatures that are older than time
and the moments that they stir there are shudders underfoot
and the grey stone breathes and grinds
and if you listen hard you can hear the weeping
of a desert that’s been left to die
i can’t walk away from this brutalised country
and i can’t explain so don’t ask why

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay 

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay

if you can’t feel it
you can’t know it
carve yourself down your centre line
present the raw meat to the sky
to the horizon
to the dirt
let the land rush in
let it fill you
pack you like grass and feather
fill you with fecund life
don’t panic or fight
as you swell
flesh ruptures
borders overrun
be consumed
the country is in pain
run mongrel and run wild
as you ache for it
it grieves for you
it wants to go home
and you need to know home
home is country
country is home
lie down
two halves twitching
raw and wide
let the small creatures dine
on this 
this you
let you body dissolve into 
great puddles
the keepers will feast
the trees will drink
and you will be home
you will be home
be home
home
be home
home

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay 

aeroplanes 
land far away
that’s not how i’m made
i will stay 

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from 10 Poems For My Brother, released December 11, 2015

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Seamus Kirkpatrick is a Brisbane based musician, writer and photographer.

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