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Scratching For Light

from Witch Tree Road by Peg Simone

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Poem by Peg Simone First Published in MungBeing Magazine, Issue 36: Wildlife


Winter wears its heavy, velvet cloak of darkness
With a harsh and unforgiving smirk
It’s sharp metallic, chiseled teeth
Bare a tormenting, cruel smile
Darkness, grows unbridled in the Winter
Darkness, has no limits to where it can plunge the human spirit
Darkness, thrives through slow moving months
Gnawing at shards & glimpses of optimism
Darkness, shadows the sun and blankets its warm kiss
Darkness, needles the mind
Pokes numerous, tiny holes in the brittle frailty of a consciousness scraping for fire
Attempting to break through the solemnity
So futile and destructive the self medicated attempts
Of one waiting for the sun


from Witch Tree Road, released October 1, 2012
Produced by: Igor Cubrilovic
Recorded by: Peg Simone
All music and instrumentation written and performed by: Peg Simone
Vocals by: Peg Simone


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Peg Simone New York, New York

Peg Simone's music can best be described as a mash of dark blues & storytelling.

Recent focus has been on performing and building music from various works of literature, specifically those of the southern-Gothic genre, as well as her own short stories.

Aural to visual - she creates stop-motion animation videos complimentary of the songs that can be viewed on her Vimeo channel.
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