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Light at the high factory window
Gives no consoling sense of community
But accentuates the detachment of a cold cobble-shone walk
A midnight shingle-wet trudge home
Destination known, but only upon arrival

Thoughts combed by capstan's longing tooth
Rectify direction: align logos, language and lip
Pace imbued with a search: fireside, settle and stool
In this town less tawdry, disdain of the day dormantly dignified
Fealty an encumbrance of night's transience

Jaded tread adopts the resignation of needful endurance
Old paths splashed and dappled, street lit and drizzled
Boots on the barren byway beyond walls' veiled vigour
On, on, distant hum peters: tweet, rat-scuttle
Horizon of familiar industry and abandoned ways

Allure of the kettle's caress provokes a probe for the key
Knowing all but the blanket's address feet lift the spirit on again
And this final curve of road unfurls to Felix's greeting
Yard, shed and drain enjoy romantic cheer as back door
Becomes portal to blissful ease. Home


from Feathers of Faith, released April 6, 2019


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Seeds of this collaboration were sown in 2010. Andy and Steve were bumping into each other’s performances at venues in Hebden Bridge. The acquaintance developed over some years and began to find a peculiar shared perspective.
Tentatively, playing together developed into the current work. A charity event; 'Poetry and Prostate’ created by Steve and Andy has been performed twice to date.
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