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One day, colder hearts will smolder in their own hate
Charred black, remnant of a father's face
Hands like mountain rills wander beyond the dam
One night, the ox went behind the tiger and bled his brew
Stark contrast; absent of a brother's place
Hands like mountain rills stifle before the lake
Standing in the north, facing wind to the west; I fall
Stranded, sifting culled belated epithets; twin and all

Stand beside the flood, swim beneath the grass
Sacrifice the trust, cut the line that's cast
Bleeding on the phone, clot before the wound
Say your piece and leave, let her leave the room; let her leave the room
Pain is null and void, gain is all that lasts
Sitting lone and sure, share a glimpse that passed
Truly lower you are dead to middle me
See the face that's ripe; washed, effaced; and breathe


from Salvage the Ghost EP, released January 29, 2016



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CUSIQUE Elkins, West Virginia

CUSIQUE is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Patrick McKay.

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