The Swimmer

from by Christine Fellows

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In memory of Faron Hall (1964-2014)

The swimmer is gasping for shore,
he has no more to say.

Don’t chase him back under the bridge,
forgive his mistake.

He saved those he could—
if you can, then you should. Carry on.

By the banks of the river we belong.

You are not alone. The world is your home.
Everywhere you go, you’ll always ring clear to me.

This current’s so desperate to feed
on our emptiness,

Shopping carts running aground
in the muddy depths

Stung by the heat of our failure,
sink into place

The swimmer is swimming away.

You are not alone. The world is your home.
Everywhere you go, you’ll always ring clear to me.

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from Roses on the Vine, released November 16, 2018

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Christine Fellows Winnipeg, Manitoba

Christine Fellows finds music in sounds we tend to take for granted: the voices of the people we love, the sounds of the spaces we move through as part of our daily lives. Fellows is based in Winnipeg, Canada, where she collaborates with artists from all disciplines to create and produce performance works and recordings. ... more

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