“Twin Falls” by Built to Spill


The love song starts with time and place.
The love song is about its own backdrop of melancholy.
The love song tends the melancholy of the singer and the loved one like two ferns in a
forest; their feelings are unique and also merge with the background sadness of the world.
All the horizons of the love song stay trapped in the singer’s mind.
The love song takes for granted that the ending to its story—to all stories—is not
epiphany, eternity, or sex, but mortality.
The love song ends with ending (not with heartbreak).
The love song moves like a shooting star across an unwatched segment of sky, almost
The love song regrets—not because it wants to, but because love is always part regret.
The love song starts with Christmas and ends with resignation.
Ultimately, the love song does not ask to be believed; not really.

-Joshua Daniel Edwin

JDE photoJoshua Daniel Edwin‘s poetry and translations appear in a variety of publications in print and online. His translations of Dagmara Kraus’ poetry were awarded a 2012 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and were published in a chapbook by Argos Books. He lives in Brooklyn and is a member of the editorial board for the magazine Circumference: Poetry in Translation.

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