Glowing

from Boreas by The Oh Hellos

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in the end, I’m feeling
more and more
there won’t be any end
no ice walls
no frozen firmament

to clearly define
the corners and lines
of a divine invention
so paper-thin
you see right through it

but I bet
when you can’t find an edge
by a map half-written
it could feel like the end
to have to keep going

the inkwells
of prophecy
and cartography
dried up long ago
they’re hoarse from speaking

of our studied hesitation
to shoulder the weight
of our bad-behaving
when Atlas shrugs,
whose back is breaking?

and I know
how it feels to the hands
heavy as the heavens
a weight that could fold you
to keep holding

well, you’ll stand
like you stood as a babe
tugging at the house plants
all on your own
honest and truly

you’ll rise like land
pulled up at the sound of some strange commandment
a moon alight
reflecting fully

and I guess
it would feel like rebirth
out of some kind of dying
to see yourself so glowing

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from Boreas, released September 4, 2020

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The Oh Hellos San Marcos, Texas

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The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath recorded their self-titled EP in 2011. In the fall of 2012, the sibling duo released their debut full-length record Through the Deep, Dark Valley, an album full of regret and redemption, which they wrote, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered themselves. ... more

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