May 9, 2017


for Paisley Park Studios (Chanhassen, MN)


They say all you are is gold glitter
and superhero underwear. No.

Play it out. Let it spin. The air
is the groove — it catches.

Real time. Dance. Real thing.
The magic: a knot of sound,

a brightness, baby, I’m a star
our own hearts, open, circling,

yes, that’s how music is made.


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