From the collaborative live art project, Tensions: Curated Work (2015)

After ‘Mould’ by Poppy Akers

 

So cold, I didn’t think this would

Last night, curled up beside me

So close, so far away

Your laugh, I remember meeting

Red shirt, something in your eyes

Your legs were bare, I made you stay

 

Suddenly we’re here

Suddenly you’re gone

There was a moment of face to face

And then the break of dawn

Suddenly it’s not fine

Suddenly it’s a mess

There was a moment of face to face but now

There’s nothing left

 

Taste good, mouth on mine

It’s gonna take too long to clean

Hard work, I think it’ll be okay

I played out, scripted in my mind

Push my hair back from my eyes

But your hands never touched my face

 

Suddenly we’re here

Suddenly you’re gone

This body doesn’t feel like mine anymore

And then the break of dawn

Suddenly it’s not fine

Suddenly it’s a mess

This body doesn’t feel like mine anymore

So I’ll just sit

And watch you get dressed

 

So good, I think I heard you say

You can fucking dance, I remember your face

So close, so far away