movie:holes

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Holes, by The Jane Austen Argument
from the album Holes

There’s a hole, a hole, a hole inside of me
the shape of you
it’s so deep , so deep, so deep inside me
that nobody can see it
when I try to fill it
with other people
none of them will fit
but I will try to keep trying

Maybe I think this one
This one can touch like you touch
Or laugh like you laugh
kiss like you kiss
smile like you smile
but no-one smiles like you smile…
No, nobody smiles like you…

It’s not just inside me the hole the shape of you
everywhere I look now
Is somewhere that you are not
Holes are always hungry
And they eat the things we want to keep

eat your life so slowly
eat profane and holy
eat it till you’re wholly hole

Maybe I think this one
This one can touch like you touch
Or laugh like you laugh
kiss like you kiss
smile like you smile
but no-one smiles like you smile…
No, nobody smiles like you…

I should learn my lesson
holes are the illusion
presence and absence and
emptiness and nothing

When I am gone my darling dig me a hole
let flowers grow above me
and wild berries
then laugh and forget me
and before I’m cold
let someone who loves you fill your…
…hole

Everyone talks about the perfection that is Holes but darn it, nobody ever talks about the perfection that is its sequel wherein one of the boys from the camp goes home after it’s shut down and faces all sorts of internalized racism from the police and his neighbors and he befriends a girl with a disability and agrees to take her to a concert but is tackled and beaten by security, all while the girl is having a seizure, and the singer steps in to save them and he falls in love with her but the book ends with them not getting together and he’s bummed but fine with that (also she gets attacked by a her stepfather; it gets pretty dark) and it is literally one of the best books I read when I was a kid and nobody knows about it.

It’s called Small Steps.

Here’s the link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FCKPPI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Go!

Read this book!