8 Feet of Snow

from by mary bue



why would you live in 8 feet of snow
your house is buried
can’t get out the front door

city plows are running 24/7
they rip speed balls at the 7/11
snow is their main employer

so cold the windows rattle
almost shatter by the light of a candle
i’ve taken to singing at dawn
because the winter is so long
i’m finding all my new favorite songs

heart so deep, so wild and strong
it beats so fast, it carries on
the heat sighs like a tired woman
rises through the cracks
brings whiskey to her lips
and sips and waits for the burn
like we all have to wait our turn
a new reason to move on with the hurt
there’s springtime deep down in the dirt


from apple in the ocean, released July 26, 2012



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mary bue Minneapolis, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE’S BEST LOCAL ALBUMS OF 2015 (SO FAR): “Heretofore more of a tender coffeehouse balladeer, the Duluth music scene mainstay plugged in and blew off a harbor’s worth of steam while recording her breakthrough collection...Fans of ’90s alt-rock darlings like Belly & Jen Trynin will immediately take to the rocky hooks of songs like “Candy” and “Heart’s Desire.” - Riemenschneider ... more

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