The Gates of Olympus

from by Augustine Fic

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of a still, guarded place
like the world looking out
through the flesh of a deer:

how I want it to be
just to have something pierce
through me

and the weight of a past
that closes up behind me
leaves just look the same color as always
but I feel strange staring out
from an older self
looking at something always busy that
doesn't need to make sense

There is no pattern.
there's only this,
now this,
now this,
and gone.

(on the opposite side)
things continue to grow

if I could reach out and feel,
fall in love with a door
become something else...

The body starts to feel tired
but I'm not tired at all
If I could stay awake long enough
If I could keep my eyes open till the end
When it rushes in
I'd die for it.


from Nothing is Hidden, released February 19, 2014
Violins -- Dr. David Leung
Viola -- Dr. Jason Sah



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Augustine Fic Chicago, Illinois

I am a solo musician/composer, who studied sound engineering. My focus is on combining the organic sound of live-recorded, original material, and electronically editing it in a style influenced by artists like Venetian Snares and The Books.

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