You may not realize it

but the world is slowly tilting.


It has done so many times before

and each time there is great noise and grasping.


You may have thought

you were born into a certain family

in a certain town

in a certain time

with a certain name

with a certain flow of memories

and collection of faces

and that all of these things flow together

into the clay jar of your body

and it's only this

that makes you who you are.


But the world is tilting

and when the cycle is complete

even you will meet the new you.


It isn't that the stories and songs from the Time-Before

won't be just as good once the world has completed its full-tilt


but new stories will be made in the Times-to-Come

and the really good ones will be about the people

who learned how to lean.

(c) 2017 / Frank LaRue Owen (Wandering Stone Lantern) /

To learn more about the ambient soundscape collaborations of Alio Die and Antonio Testa visit the Prayer For The Forest Bandcamp Page.