The Remnant Mass

by Cetus

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1.
05:44
war elephant pink elephant an elephant walks into a bar and lays waste to the patrons within bad, cruel elephant the infantry drank their fill of wine and ale then came the battalion, marched in trunk to tail and all who bled and the dead attend Hans and Abel’s Wartime Circus lumbering fortress ivory spears suplexing snout and armor plated dumbo ears charge, crush, stampede serve your lords your lords’ greed the command from the heavens charge and then awake and suffer it delirium tremens war elephant pink elephant bad elephant war elephant’s wont
2.
in stasis the ground below him erodes away in stasis the other jackals turn to gray the pack is gravity, they once stood watch but fickle gravity, in time, depart to seek new mass in stasis steady and brilliant like a star in stasis the jackal watches from afar stasis — a crime — snake in the grass the pack is hunter it destroys to remains the pack is hunger stay alive — survive no crime — just feed to live stasis is dying — there is no give tastes them slay gazelle using his own teeth slaughtered at the well — a scene devoid of grief now outside the pack now without the pack it’s growing wiser now without the pack it’s losing teeth now outside the pack time erodes away watch - time erodes away in stasis he still feeds upon the land in stasis he still feels grief
3.
04:45
an endless plain, but a rise to the north where the earth catches clouds he crosses the plain into the wood onto the rock covered slope an endless plain made of rock that rises up into the clouds he resists gravity he resists the hoarder of mass — the darkness of past the plain slowly fractures and falls and swallows his past the cracks start behind him as he sets foot to stone on olympus mons’ flank he sees endless stone he is called to the peak and into the shroud he is called to the peak and the captive cloud for the stone beneath his feet — the gray or the ash, the sand, the earth does sway he won’t look down — he knows it’s giving way now there’s no other place to ascend he could fall with the mass he could learn of the past he’s called up to the peak and on into the shroud and the captive cloud
4.
04:34
man-sized cat nursing milk at the bar purrs to himself with his ears down flat large black eyes see through your scars old heads bowed down over beers and rye tears well in smokey eyes take a stool in the back, near the cat by the wall your fathers name spoken by the man tending bar as he takes coin from the cat’s weathered paw just water, not milk i’d like to rest, reflect, revive remember things lost for a while “this milk expired way back in june makes for a drink that tastes vile” whispered in my ear “my watch is in the shadows” that sour breath those watery eyes he bears his teeth and says “My watch is in the shadows the voids within the walls and in the minds of strangers and in the minds of passers-by — we share eyes the voids within the walls — the shadows in the minds of passers-by — we share eyes” this old head just went on and on...
5.
Pan said he has never seen the sky and I insist he must have “it is blocked by the mass a great iron beast slowly lying down to rest” he’d shake his head clench his fists fall and scream “It’s the end! It has come! It’s the end!” such a frail and wounded friend I regret slowly backing away so many lumbering tons attempts to block the sun I soon forget his warning and then the shadow comes it’s lain down to rest how can we find it it has lain down at last if we try we can find it we managed to find our way onto its back seize the reins of the greatest beast of burden steer its cast iron framed and plated mass so many lumbering tons in acceleration straight into the earth’s gullet a burning molten stomach steer its cast iron framed and plated mass to its molton end steer its cast iron framed and plated mass down below its shadow the iron age of iron men birth and death of iron pangolin
6.
lost at sea he clings to the mast his fix his failures amassed dead end reckoning recall everything the last was that reef that had come from beneath he lost this sinking ship he feels condemned to grief his last breath life to death recalls everything in the dark of night he lacks the foresight his faults and failures all he sees one last look back with the light of dawn finds the sight he lacked he sees land, not the course he’d drawn he let go of the mast swam to the shore hopeful and free at long last to reach for more beyond the sea he let go of the mast to reach the shore he let go of the mast to reach for more beyond the sea
7.
05:40
shepherd minding his flock by the sound blind — forced to see with his weathered hands and always at heel is a black sheep who grazes, but never too far who stays close to keep warm as the man sleeps the sheep rests, but awake with the stars the shepherd rests with his faith in the black sheep ever alert of a wolf on the land the sheep rests but awake with the stars all sight needs light the only eyes of this sightless shepherd the only friend of this lonesome shepherd a starless night without the black sheep’s sight when the wolves tore his flock to red all that he knew were the wolves well fed anger and vengeance the black sheep receives although undeserved with loyalty the black sheep accepts it humility for love of this old man with loyalty the black sheep accepts it submissiveness until the end
8.
04:41
dark — it spreads throughout the sky dark — the lack of being seen dark — the lack of being known they are strands that go unseen shaping all that we see only noticed by the pull of their mass, of their massive grasp they are weak but they are vast they are strands that go unseen shaping all that we see they are strands that go unseen as they run inside me as they mold reality as they motivate my eyes to see this is Schrödinger's cat but I see an undead cat is this a quantum riddle or a sentient hand sage undead cat left to patrol my strand it’s deaf it’s blind it’s mute unknown dark — it spreads throughout the sky dark — the lack of being seen dark — the lack of being known I made it up… undead cat?
9.
I had traveled alone to the end of the world with the roar of the river and the still of the air as the last of the leaves left the trees without care I set to trail all set to fail to find the end I sought whitewater heard it call around the bend I made camp and set fire at world's end I retire I wake as costumed children carry off my tent a bear head’s shadow fills my eyes my life's been lent

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LIMITED EDITION CD DIGIPAK also available for purchase through Dullest Records: dullestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-remnant-mass

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released June 30, 2015

All music written and performed by Cetus

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matt Buckley: www.bowlingottersound.com

Artwork by Erich Kriebel: erichkriebel@gmail.com

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