Groove Therapy CUrated by poppynative

 

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Back for another installation of Groove Therapy from your favorite Southern hummingbird, PoppyNative.Check out Poppy's poetic parallels below.

Emile Haynie- A Kiss Goodbye

 Photo Courtesy Billboard

Photo Courtesy Billboard

We must always welcome the end of all things.
for sometimes, knowing nothing lasts forever, is the only way we can learn to fall in love with all the moments and all the people that are meant to take our breath away.
-R.M Drake

Arima Ederra - The Boogie Man Song

I was born outside of both of their countries,
and was left to grow roots of my own.
for those of us whose bodies are filled with foreign flowers,
we long for a home that was cut out of the picture,
a phantom limb we cannot stop reaching for,
and we've spent many years marrying the seeds
within us so that they may grow, 
as one,
in unfamiliar soil.
-Maza Dohta

 

Shay Lia - 3 months 

 EVERY MOUTH YOU’VE EVER KISSED
WAS JUST PRACTICE
ALL THE BODIES YOU’VE EVER UNDRESSED
AND PLOUGHED IN TO
WERE PREPARING YOU FOR ME.
I DON’T MIND TASTING THEM IN THE
MEMORY OF YOUR MOUTH
THEY WERE A LONG HALL WAY
A DOOR HALF OPEN
A SINGLE SUIT CASE STILL ON THE CONVEYOR BELT
WAS IT A LONG JOURNEY?
DID IT TAKE YOU LONG TO FIND ME?
YOU’RE HERE NOW,
WELCOME HOME.

- WARSAN SHIRE

 

NAJATHEGREAT - BABES N'BLUNTS

 Photo by: @andylvlac

Photo by: @andylvlac

…’cause god knows we have smoked the stars,
made wishes on falling ashes.
something’s gotta give,
it may as well be your fingers.
touch me ‘til my ribs become piano keys,
’til there is sheet music scrolled across the inside of my lungs
cause i’m breaking old patterns.
for anyone else i would rhyme and end this line with saturn,
but you are not the type to wear rings,
and i’m not the type to want to celebrate forever
when right now is forever walking down the aisles unnoticed
hold me.
-Andrea Gibson



Call Me LIKE - Vice

I THINK WE ALL SPEAK A DIFFERENT KIND OF LANGUAGE
THAN EACH OTHER, BUT YOU SOUND A WHOLE LOT LIKE COFFEE ON A
SUNDAY MORNING AND THE RAIN IS FALLING BITTER AGAINST THE WINDOWPANE
AND YOUR ELBOWS ARE MAKING HOLES IN THE COUNTERTOPS, AND
I ONLY WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I WISH I WAS AS CLOSE AS THE THREADS OF YOUR
T-SHIRT, AND IF I CAN’T BE THAT, THEN I’LL BE CONTENT WITH
DRINKING MY DRINK BESIDE YOU
-SHINJI MOON



Jetson - +archy

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I CALL YOU AND BEG
FOR 5 MORE MINUTES
WE WON’T TALK
WE WON’T TOUCH
WE’LL JUST SIT ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER
AND LET OUR EYES
DRINK
EACH OTHERS SKIN
FOR 5 MINUTES
-RUPI KAUR



Neija- Starting Over

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I THINK ABOUT THIS SOMETIMES, 
HOW MUCH OF LIFE IS REALLY JUST COMPRISED OF APTLY TIMED ACCIDENTS. 
HOW WE WORK SO HARD PLANNING AND STRATEGIZING AND EVERYTHING ELSE WHEN THOSE SKILLS ARE ILLUSORY LIFE TOOLS AT BEST. 
HOW WE LIKE TO BELIEVE WE’RE IN TOTAL CONTROL OF OUR SITUATIONS, BUT WHEN THINGS START TO HAPPEN, REALLY HAPPEN, WHEN THINGS SUDDENLY START TO PULSE AND DETONATE ALL OVER THE PLACE, WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DO IS ADAPT, FALL OFF THE LEDGE AND LAND SAFELY ON OUR FEET. 
-MILA JARONIEC


 

Brent Faiyaz-Lovely

I AM SOFT, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.
AND THERE IS NO SHAME IN THE QUIET REVOLUTION THAT COMES FROM LETTING YOURSELF SETTLE INTO YOUR OWN SKIN.
-KEY BALLAH

  

Ravyn Lenae - Alive

IT HAS RAINED FOR FIVE DAYS

RUNNING

THE WORLD IS

A ROUND PUDDLE

OF SUNLESS WATER

WHERE SMALL ISLANDS

ARE ONLY BEGINNING

TO COPE

A YOUNG BOY

IN MY GARDEN

IS BAILING OUT WATER

FROM HIS FLOWER PATCH

WHEN I ASK HIM WHY

HE TELLS ME

YOUNG SEEDS THAT HAVE NOT SEEN SUN

FORGET

AND DROWN EASILY.

-AUDRE LORDE


 

VaNess - Clueless

I WAS ALMOST RABID
FOR LOVE.
WOULD’VE LUNGED AT ANY THING
THROWN MY WAY
CARCASS, SHADOW, MEMORY, PROMISE
SHELL OF A MAN.
I THOUGHT IT WAS BETTER
TO BE LOVED BY A DEAD THING
THAN TO BE LEFT ALONE.
THEN I LOVED A DEAD THING
AND WAS COMPLETELY ALONE.
-WARSAN SHIRE



INC. NO WORLD - HYMN 2


YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD DAY. 
YOU GOT OUT ALIVE. 
-YRSA DALEY-WARD

 



 
 

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