posted on July 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

kilbey before the after

the marshes and the moons

the minuscule minutiae that make up moments

walking the path speaking a language of love

the ruined cities

the former glories

nineveh out in the desert

ah leave it alone man

you can never go back

my sister on the battlements framed against the temple n ziggurats

wake up one day n youre someone else

land through my fingers

the gardens all neglected

my angular faces all distorted in death

we reach for our gods our feeble voices lingering unheard

prayer after prayer

decade on decade

minute by minute

my sister in the mirror unadorned and fresh

interminable war

the shouts the blood the pain

miraculous escape

another day has ended

trumpets drums and pianos

creamy music surges around the stars

same old stars now as then

the planets revolve in a sky

vulcan juno apollo diana

my sister tends to her husbands wounds

blood gurgles from a winged genius

thoth-amon astride the cosmos

boy emperor giggles cruelly

a wolf by my side

the iron age rusts in a museum

locusts gathering as a darkness

anxiety betrays us

an energy hurling itself around

king on queen

prints on a scrim

a new disease cuts down the people like a strike

the doctors the first to flee

my sister among those missing at the assembly

the horses were thirsty miles ago

i feign enthusiasm

night divided by evening

thunder rolls from the hills

gravity pulling at the corners of my mouth

feel the super chill of flash fear

your village swept away before the new warlord

increasing pressure from the east

greed betrays us

the blow is absolutely painless

stagger away howling

the witch queen strokes her familiar a white jackal

houses of magnificent wealth burn unnoticed

my sister at the window calls me home

the drink sears my throat

truncated expedition returns empty handed

i remember now what i will say

something about my sister

nothing will ever be the same

22 Responses to “sand castle”

  1. avatar
    cazziem | 28 July 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Is anything ever the same?
    However may things tend to be the same but different!

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    princey | 28 July 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    You’re my favourite writer sk:)

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    hellbound heart | 28 July 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    my god, the images i had whirling through my head while reading this….perfect remedy to an overdose of reality today…..

    love always…..

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    Lara | 28 July 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    “you can never go back”

    Ah, but you can, and you do. You just have to be comfortable hanging out with the dead. As for the creamy music of the stars, I had “Operetta” in my head when looking at frescos in Siena.

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    plumlady | 28 July 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    It seems as though my life is like a sand castle; sometimes crumbling down the sides and other times the wind blowing me more substance; most of my good luck just seems like luck and everything else is self inflicted. Anyways, the new site is beautiful. Steve, your art is fantastic as is your music. The white witch has bestowed great luck upon you……..

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    Freddie | 28 July 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Bleak and dark one today. It reminds me of hell. It reminds me of something not good but the writing is good and that’s why it can remind me of anything at all. xoxo

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    DJK082067 | 28 July 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Brilliant !!!
    And no wall of words to weed thru.
    Have a great day !!!

    As always,
    Darrin K.

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    Andreas | 28 July 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Steve, my limbic system has awoken while reading this, with memories of ancient egypt and a song that does not wane from my head, Heliopolis… this is what I always gathered from that song, a restless sould that waits forever for her love lost, and stays in the city even when the city itself is destroyed, and fades from memory, and that sould wanders forever… did you know (you surely do), heliopolis once was the religious center of egypt and a sacred city, now nothing is left except a single obelisk… but the spirits of the forgotten gods are still there and wander forever…
    is this what you mean?
    goose bumps here,

  9. avatar
    Kristine | 29 July 2010 at 12:26 am #

    Beautiful prose. Beautiful website too. Kudos to whomever designed it – everything is as it should be and I like how you’ve kept the dark background and white text and the random quotes are another fun addition I love as well.

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    Name | 29 July 2010 at 1:07 am #

    those words are stunning.

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    evilren | 29 July 2010 at 1:22 am #

    Into each life some rain must fall

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    Sullen Strings | 29 July 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Steve – sounds like your sister is sick – I am sorry if that is the case.

  13. avatar
    Mary Finn | 29 July 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Wow your writing is out of this world!

  14. avatar
    Craig Miller | 29 July 2010 at 2:24 am #

    Enjoying the new site. Like browsing through a junkshop that’s filled with decidedly unjunklike gems.

  15. avatar
    kritikal | 29 July 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Thus spoke steven john dionysius st loki slim killer kilbey, and by God, I love and welcome it!

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    Ron Bonham | 29 July 2010 at 3:34 am #

    The Blackships are about to set sail and here is a possible tracklisting for their first lp; btw TBS are Nick McCabe and Simon Jones ex of the Verve along Davide Rossi and Mig Shellace on drums with guest vocalists;

    Just A Second Away
    Here So Rain
    Black Submarine
    Is This All We Feel
    Everything That Happened To Me Is You
    Child Together
    She’s So Heavy (not 100% certain to be on the first)

    Keep an eye on the distance for their sails coming your way….

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    edd | 29 July 2010 at 7:48 am #

    minutiae….always loved that word…..

  18. avatar
    andy | 29 July 2010 at 8:55 am #

    not sure why…..
    but theese words made me think of ‘wolf city’ by amon duul ll.
    anyhow…i played the album and it seemed right.

  19. avatar
    Jasperina | 29 July 2010 at 10:18 am #

    Searching for some divine guidance. My life is at a crossroad, its trecherous and feels as though the leaden sky is making it hard to breathe. Your words take me out of this place to somewhere better, someplace magical.

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    princey | 29 July 2010 at 11:52 am #

    Hello Nevets, it’s me again, just looked at all(or most)of your vidz….what a hoot!!
    Time for a brand spankin’ new one I reckon, you know, to celebrate your new site and that 🙂

    Hope your yoga session went well this morn, see ya

  21. avatar
    Ron Bonham | 29 July 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Oops, almost forgot. They cover under the milky way and if I do say so myself better than the original.

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    nylon burning | 29 July 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    i absolutley love the “steves comments ” section that accompinies the discograprojectophy section …

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