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the folk singer holds the room

in a spellbound trance.

you fall into the sound,

his voice gentle in its roughness

like a cat’s tongue on your cheek.

you are held captive

as the songs remind you,

like a subtle nudge to your elbow,

or stubble against your face,

of emotions you used to know.

 

Video is of Ciaran Lavery performing ‘American’ at the Courtyard Theatre in London.

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