the stranger walks amongst us. he smells our smells, he builds his theories as he watches us, silently stalking, silently walking. he lurks around the corners of our notions, our silly and wicked dreams, the narrow paths of our legacies, forming and un-forming.
some say he will die one day. some don’t believe it. some say he is filling all the balloons to make the atmosphere empty and cold, to freeze our memories and create cave drawings that could be examined by ultra-violet fantasies, breezing, easing, wheezing through to the other side of willy, the other side of silly.
as the night swallows us, his day begins. as we sleep, he wakes up sometimes reminding us of the losses over ages, the capes and the cages and at other times, gently making love to us, snoring and whoring but, always creeping only while sleeping.
river drowning horses
RIVER DROWNING HORSES
river drowning horses they are calling me home. they are calling me home.
angels and demons they dine in a cafe
dancing to the electric eel.
in a distant land full of lust
i could have loved you i could have been your man.
river drowning horses they are calling me again
i am done with this night i am done with this fight
i am going home i am going home.
river drowning horses is a film by madhavan palanisamy in collaboration with jvack toto featuring rinila ramesh and daniel franklin. styling by daniel franklin, make up and hair by joyston vaz. music by aravind and jaishankar. photography and editing by madhavan palanisamy.
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