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frambuesas chocolatadas (a cento of songs), by Maxine Flasher-Düzgünes

me sigues con amor
said you’re going to Lisbon
the heart-shaped candy on my tongue
late weekends in a summer haze
by the pine trees, all the times we
took several transfers on the G line

in a dream

i know we never meant to fall out
imminent you seem to be
you’ll hang the hearts black & dull as the night
say you’re coming back again
you’re so long ago and so far away
i wanna be there now


because i no longer know where home is
that’s a picture that we face now
close our eyes, we don’t see anything
la cumbre nos espera
and should i be sung and unbroken by not saying
i spend my days


somehow still an empty page
but my dream lives on forever
even after all of this
Bushwick Inlet’s just to our right
don’t know when i’ll be back again
i hear endless sound
can you see right through

a picture of fragility

the light slips by we weren’t listening
i don’t know if i’ve ever felt so lost
leavin’ on a jet plane
i wish the seabirds were all around me
close my eyes and send a kiss
seabirds, seabirds

A cento, composed of lines sourced from the following songs:

Mano a Mano,” Blanco White
“Lisbon,” Slim & The Beast

“Heart Shaped Candy,” Liz Cooper
“Day Dreaming,” Jack & Jack
“Between Days,” Far Caspian
“Brown Study,” Vansire
“Wound Up,” William Wild
“Origins,” Tennis
“Cherry-coloured Funk,” Cocteau Twins
“A Dream Goes on Forever,” Todd Rundgren
“August Holland,” Beirut

Homesick,” Kings of Convenience
“Empty Beach,” Coco
“Go,” Yowler
“It Just Comes and Goes,” Old Man Canyon
“Leaving on a Jet Plane,” Peter, Paul and Mary
“seabirds,” pizzagirl

Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş is a hybrid artist from Northern California, once based in New York, and now based in London. She is a writer for Dance Art Journal and a future Djerassi Resident Artist.
Instagram @poeticabythebay


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