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The Last Recess Of (f​)​All

from .​.​.​in Green by Oui Ennui



A reaction to my first couple of winters in Chicago and the pain of nostalgia/knowing you can never go home again.


The sun took a nap
Freezing rain
Walk against the wind
But I'm goin' with the grain
Nothing in my billfold
But my I.D.
I'm too old to ride the bus for free
Hole in my sock
Fuzz on my beard
From a scarf on my neck
Wool sure feels weird
Seeing my breath
Running in place
Pulling my hat
'Till it covers my face

And this is the last recess of (f)all
We'll measure your height on the kitchen wall

Forget the big game
Project due
Mama said if it ain't one thing
It's two
Left all my thoughts on cruise control
When now is vintage
We'll be old
And try to stay warm
When the looks grow chill
Can you still feel the beat
When the heart goes still
To remember joy like
Sitting in swings
And spend major time
On the minor things

And this is the last recess of (f)all
Wrote your ex-lover's number
On the bathroom stall


from .​.​.​in Green, released August 4, 2023


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Oui Ennui Chicago, Illinois

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Non-diasporic AfroFuturism.
Black Classical Music.

This That Is Not.

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