In The Palantir

from by Red Medicine

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I looked in and saw that
I was clearly absent and
Far removed.

Never present.

Accessing distant people and places
With long-reaching words and senses.
But bodies never present

Bodies never present

No difference,
No standing in relation.
Breath and flesh both virtual sensation.

Displaced, sense loss.

Always driving
Always driving through woods and fields and towns and nothing

It’s 20 minutes
It’s half an hour
An hour to 2 hours
Too many hours
No time at all

Interstate suffocating,
Flat-backed grey dominating

This is communication.

So far removed.
Some filtered sort of sensible.
Please try to keep me in mind.
Please try to keep me in body.


from Ancient Cartography EP, released April 14, 2011



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Red Medicine is a group from the Western Mountains of Maine. We explore sounds, groove, improvise, and think about science fiction.

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