I do not know
Duration: 7 Minutes
I do not know is a setting of an emotionally charged poem on the subject of depression by Garth Bardsley, my close friend and frequent collaborator.
I do not know was completed on 22 October 2020 in Potsdam, NY. It is approximately 7 minutes in duration.
I do not know when the door closed
Or when the light escaped without
And the heavy air was trapped within
I do not know when the darkness thickened
Or when its satin fingers masked my eyes
Whilst its velvet weight pressed down upon my heart
I do not know when I ceased to move
Or when my fractured thoughts ran dry
When all that remained was my shallow breath
That held me fast
I do not know when it came to pass
Or how the past released its hold
That now might set me free
Garth Bardsley, Coulston 2020
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