Deep in the Houses

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An American boy stuck in murderous US suburbia.

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DEEP IN THE HOUSES (a song of sorts)


Deep in the houses
lost in the suburbs
porcelain fear, porcelain terror
teenage killers of lovesick parents

Out of the houses
into machine-wrecks
beer in the right hand, line in the left
teenage lovers in still-life car stops

Into the streetlights
America soul-less
another lost gesture, another enclosure
teenage murder in lovesick suburbs
teenage trauma in still-life mug shots

In the shadows I find
slow movement to pass
walking the strip-lights
it’s come to the end, love
it’s the end of this feeling
I saw a man inside there
pray to his god, love
nothing was seen then
nothing would open
it’s come to the end, love
it’s the end of this feeling
I saw a man inside there
pray to his god, love
nothing was seen then
nothing would open
it’s come to the end, love




1981
Walnut Creek, CA

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from Sputnik, released March 11, 2016

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Lee Foust Florence, Italy

Lee Foust is an author and performer from Oakland, California who has lived in Florence, Italy since the mid-1990s. He teaches for various US universities abroad and is the father of one. Lee is the author of Sojourner, a collection of short stories and poems about the mystery of place, and Poison and Antidote, 9 Bohemian tales of San Francisco during the Reagan era. ... more

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