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Coral Castles

from Ruin Value by Hex Map

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Coral is a natural diamagnetic. With the correct magnetic field array you can derive stable levitation.


Hieroglyphic illustration, granite scratched
Archeology of knowing,
Generations going back, asleep at last
Beneath your feet and slowly turning.
They were here, but they aren't here anymore.
Disappeared underneath the forest floor

Au revoir
Au revoir

Ever-newer waters flow on those who step into rivers,
Into autumn cities long forgotten as the seasons crept over buildings, over water:
"You were here but you aren't here anymore.
And everything that you did has been done before."

This holy figure, carved from a single polished piece of heavy stone;
This giant idol, plated in copper: fallen down, its pieces sold.

This ruined castle, built by a massive threatened mob of flesh and bone;
This ancient temple, thrice reconstructed: flooded, burned and overgrown.

This hallowed ritual, born of a fistful of words on apocryphal stones;
This global system, unseen network; files of compiled code.

This buried city, self-guided funeral tour.
Pulled from your pocket, it'll never speak again.
It'll never speak again.

This mighty kingdom sunk to the ocean floor.
Lost, or illusion? You'll never sleep again.
You'll never sleep again.

Au revoir
Au revoir

Under the surface? Asleep in a furnace?
I don't know.


from Ruin Value, released June 12, 2013




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Hex Map is Mike Gintz and Nicholas Burgess.

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