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The Artist

from The Moon and The Sea by Ciat Conlin

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Saturday night in Moscow
we went out to see the priest
and I said "last night, God told me my life"
but it was only in a dream

and when I had awoken
I'd slept 'till it started to rain
and I knew by the sight of your silhouette
that it had happened all again

told that girl I work with to get an abortion up in Maine
and I drove her there on Friday to a clinic in the rain
sitting in reception reading glamour magazines
saw a picture of my cousin, wearing cut-off jeans

maybe someday I'll love here as a failure on the stage
but I'll never forgive her brother 'cause he bit me on the leg
one day he will be old and wise and sitting in a chair
watching TV movies, velvet pictures everywhere

so I walked across to Camden, saw your boyfriend in the street
and I stopped to say hello to him and he punched out all my teeth
lying in the gutter, I couldn't help but laugh
'cause if it hadn't been for me he might have been a dad

and on that bus back to Boston we stopped for gasoline
and I went inside for a Zagnut bar and a porno magazine
standing there by the checkout line I fell back in surprise
to see a picture of my cousin with the moonlight in her eyes

she'd started doing movies too, changed her name to "Cammie Moore"
your ex-boyfriend paid my dental bills, there's no hard feelings anymore
one day he will be old and wise and sitting in a chair
watching TV movies, velvet pictures everywhere

and sometime six months later in a Kurdish restaurant
I'm sitting with your daughter, we talk about her cousin's aunt
sitting there in rainlight it makes me soft to see
that you were once as sad and stupid
as I'll always be

and now my cousin's a prostitute and her brother, he's in jail
and I'd stop to say hello to him though I'd never go his bail
one day he will be old and wise and sitting in a chair
watching TV movies, velvet pictures everywhere

so let me make a final toast before I fade or fall
to the Mother of The Artist, she was The Artist, after all
one day I will be old and wise and I'll know just what to do
but I'll have done it all already, so I'll pass it on to you

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from The Moon and The Sea, released May 28, 2021

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Ciat Conlin Chicago, Illinois

For a long time I lived at the top of a secret staircase, and each night I would go there to dream.

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