The Logic of Ships

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In the dark apocalypse of fairy tales and pickup sticks,
An unfamiliar shadow on the wall.
Impenetrable blanket fort, breathing as a last resort,
He curls up and makes his body small.

He lies in bed and listens for the logic of ships.

Toys and books, a diving bell, a curious and private hell,
Somewhere deep and distant something roars.
Peeking out in black and white, a distant and unearthly light
Is creeping in and underneath the door.

He lies in bed and listens for the logic of ships.

No one else can hear the sound that he knows is all around,
The memory of this harbor feeling still.
All these clicks and whirs and hums are all gone if morning comes.
His eyes are closing now against his will

He lies in bed and listens for the logic of ships.

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from Recollection, Part I, released March 1, 2019

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The Calculus Affair is what happens when a Seattle-based singer songwriter learns folk guitar and then spends his formative years listening to XTC.

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