Missing Mirrors

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Could he think in other terms
Than his own aphoristic tones?
He only wanted fiction
Lucid and precise
To speak of one particular
He tried but it did not suffice

So he said:
"Vanity precedes all judgment –
Aesthetic and pathetic.
Fools look outside
Missing mirrors
In sublimity."

He could not pass by a surface
That reflected back at him
Without a confirmation
That his nose still trembled out
That his brow still furrowed in
That his hair still curled about

And he said:
"Vanity precedes all judgment –
Aesthetic and pathetic.
Fools look outside
Missing mirrors
In sublimity."

How he did I do not know
But once he met an acrobat
She was like him
She was born in shade
From there she could see the lake
And witness herself for her sake

She said:
"Vanity precedes all judgment –
Aesthetic and pathetic.
Fools look outside
Missing mirrors
In sublimity."

When he finally got home
The front door fell off right away
Inside only ruins
Most alarmingly of all
There were mirrors shattered everywhere
And written on the wall it read

It read:
"Vanity precedes all judgment–
Aesthetic and pathetic.
Fools look outside
Missing mirrors
In sublimity."

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from When the Sun Is Gone, released June 11, 2014

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Lee Bones Brooklyn, New York

Lee Bones and the Best play wild eyed cosmic music--swirling organ and razor melodies with the swing of the country behind it. Building on the foundation of Lee Bones' trove of lo-fi recordings, Lee teamed up with Josh Hahn, Nolan Gardner, and Eric Silberberg to make their first full-length album--out this fall! ... more

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