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Teething

by Skylar Pocket

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This song was my best attempt at trying to describe how my gender specifically links to nature and the disposition of both entities. It's about how my gender ebbs and flows but is also always constant and moving and always with me similarly to my environment.

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Mom and pop shops and bouncing blonde curls
I bled with the boys and I buried the girl
I came out mumbling, bumbling, fumbling
I came out kicking, and I came out screaming
Tall tipping tower of a boy says to the tall tipping tower of a girl

Taste the earth on my skin it can be both our skin
Take my finger tips
The plants they'll lean in and breathe in and our towers will fall
With our hearts which will fall, open

The days were never short enough
The days are never long enough
My toes curl
My lungs stretch
My feet hang
My eyes are wet

I carry you home in the dark to my home in the dark we'll sleep in my bed
I'll carry you home in the dark to my home in the dark 'll both sleep in my clothes
I'll carry you home in the dark to my home in the dark we'll both sleep in my bed
I'll carry you home in the dark to my home in the dark we'll both sleep in my heart

Taste the earth on my skin it can be both our skin
Take my finger tips
The plants they'll lean in and breathe in and our towers will fall
With our hearts which will fall, open

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released March 9, 2016

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Skylar Pocket Westfield, New Jersey

Tender gender-nonconforming kid spreading love and getting love.

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