We circled each other like boxers in a ring,
like dancers on the horsehair,
like cats about to claw.
The circles were coins in the palms of our hands,
two-sided and far-roaming,
our fare for the ferryman,
admission to the waltz,
tickets to somewhere else.
A balm for our hearts, the music soothed
the burning red thing, loosened the laces on the gloves
and let them fall to the canvas.
released September 6, 2019
Recorded by Christopher Sleightholm and Dialtone
Mixed by Christopher Sleightholm
Mastered by SoulSound Studio
Artwork design by Michael Scott Dawson
Dialtone is Piper Burns and Amber Goodwyn