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the best kind of music

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the best music is born
in the mouths of venal shaman,
trampled by tired feet at the side of a fire.

the best music is felt
in sore shoulders
and hurt hearts.

the best kind of music
is in the smell
of lilacs
hanging in an unexplored forest.

the best kind of music
is smelled in the lilacs.
the best thing about music
is that it hits you
like a melting brick of opium
over a burning tab of vicadin
and lets you dissolve
into the reality around you
instead of running to escape it.

the best kind of music
glows golden
off of white birch bark
and burns
in the smell of cottonwood.

the best kind of music
smells like the back yard
on days of beer and meriment.

the best kind of music
drips like oil
through the dried cracks
of time
to make you feel young
or at least
rejuvinated enough to move.