As if the self could be a departure,
even if only through a fresh grief,
that would be a returning and a beginning.
As if the water that I am
might find a better form,
rise above, in a body composed
of something other than lust and sorrow,
or simply slip down into this water,
which atones, and forgets, and need not speak.
—  John Brehm, from “Supplication at the River,” Poetry (May 1983)

Vista del jardín y pasarela cubierto del Teatro Toluca y Centro de Seguridad, Unidad de Servicios IMSS, calle Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez esq. calle Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, Toluca, Estado de México, México 1964

Arq. Teodoro González de León

Foto Brehme

View of the garden and covered walkway of the Teatro Toluca and Security Center , IMSS Complex, Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Street at Av. Morelos, Centro, Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico 1964

To break this day
free from all
the others
to stand at the
morning end
of it and
push off from
the shore
sail beyond
the reach of all
my failures
calling after me
“You can’t just
leave us here”
shaking their fists
crowding into
the water
clamoring “We
made you who 
you are” to
feel their voices
growing small
the surf
the wide un-
knowable ocean
all before me.
—  John Brehm, “So Long,” Poetry (June 2001)

Summer in the hills
Those hazy days I do remember
We were running, still had the whole world at our feet

Watching seasons change
Our roads were lined with adventure
Mountains in the way
Couldn’t keep us from the sea

Here we stand up in arms
This is home, where we are
Ever strong in the world that we made

I still hear you in the breeze
See your shadows in the trees
Holding on
Memories never change

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Tomorrow, Monstercat Best of 2016! Get ready for the tracks that made your year!


1. Marshmello - Alone
2. Pegboard Nerds & NGHTMRE - Superstar (feat. Krewella)
3. Vicetone - Nevada (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorff)
4. Hellberg - Synchronize (feat. Aaron Richards)
5. Noisestorm - Antihero
6. Tokyo Machine - FIGHT
7. Nitro Fun & Hyper Potions - Checkpoint
8. Feint - Words (feat. Laura Brehm)
9. Unlike Pluto - Waiting For You (feat. Joanna Jones)
10. Seven Lions & Echos - Cold Skin
11. LVTHER - Some Kind Of Magic (feat. MYZICA)
12. Stephen Walking & Ephixa - Matches (feat. Aaron Richards)
13. San Holo - They Just Haven’t Seen It (feat. The Nicholas)
14. Tristam - Devotion
15. Pegboard Nerds & Grabbitz - All Alone
16. Puppet & MURTAGH - Killing Giants (feat. Richard Caddock)
17. Conro - On My Way Up
18. Grant - Wake Up (feat. Jessi Mason)
19. Stonebank - All Night
20. WRLD - By Design
21. Haywyre - Do You Don’t You
22. Laszlo - Airglow
23. Jauz & San Holo - OK!
24. Slips & Slurs x Mihka! - WiFi Tears
25. Slushii - Emptiness
26. Melano - On Fire
27. Muzzy - Crescendo (feat. MYLK)
28. Rogue - Nemesis
29. Dirty Audio - Gorilla Glue
30. Going Quantum x Psychic Type - Rare
31. KUURO - Aamon
32. Aero Chord - The 90s
33. KOVEN - Silence
34. Anevo - Electric Heart (feat. Ameria)
35. DROELOE - Bon Voyage
36. Subtact - Tunnel Vision
37. F.O.O.L - Showdown
38. Rich Edwards - Where I’ll Be Waiting (feat. Cozi Zuehlsdorrff)
39. Richard Caddock, WRLD, Nitro Fun, Slips & Slurs, & Subtact - Break The Silence
40. Mr FijiWiji, Direct & ARUNA - Time To Say Goodbye
41. Best Of 2016 Album Mix