Dominque Larntz * January 23, 2013

Drum Skins

Softness feels like my body
is buttered from the inside out
like I can relax and let the world be chaos
but my self be one single symphonic note
that is harmonious,

that is played from inside my hips,
lipped with an ancient drums skin’s timing.

Softer than that feels like liquid in my eyes
so I can forget speed and its need,
release the casual spasms of systems
beyond their expiration dates–

and remember instead the long slow
downbeat of freedom that glows under my skin.