the new flesh light

Your voice, with clear location of June days,
Called me—outside the window. You were there,
Light yet composed, as in the just soft stare
Of uncontested summer all things raise
Plainly their seeming into seamless air.

Then your love looked as simple and entire
As that picked pear you tossed me, and your face
As legible as pearskin’s fleck and trace,
Which promise always wine, by mottled fire
More fatal fleshed than ever human grace.

Richard Wilbur, from “June Light,” New and Collected Poems (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989)

a playlist to rot to

day old hate - city and colour
degausser - brand new
drive my soul - lights
first love never die - soko
flesh and bone - keaton henson
flux and flow (acoustic) - lights
for marlon - soko
haunting - halsey
happy hippie birthday - soko
is this happiness - lana del rey
is this it - the strokes
ive been alone too long - soko
lying to you - keaton henson
no more home, no more love - soko
oil and water - lights
pink rabbits - the national
portal - lights
red love - pia mia
ribs - lorde
roman holiday - halsey
sad dream - sky ferreira
skin - grimes
the heart wants what it wants - selena gomez
trouble - halsey
up up and away - lights
you - keaton henson
you are my sunshine - johnny cash
you don’t know how lucky you are - keaton henson
10am gare du nord - keaton henson