Totem, by Matt Hemmerich

 
we are four shells, born
from a matryoshka doll
similar shades of
oak rings and nostalgic things
a trivial pedigree
 
Matt Hemmerich owes music, particularly lyricists like Thom Yorke, Matt Berninger, and James Mercer for his interest in diction as well as the symbiotic relationship between language and melody. He owes dark chocolate for his love handles.

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