Through the Loam

from by Scotty Houston

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A seed buried in the underground
At the edge of the warmth of the sun
Could have blackened
Could have fell to dust
But it busted out
Found a pathway
Through the loam

Exhaled deeply through stomata
Clouds soon parted after rain
Sprout and flower
A hundred inches high
Spread its arms out
Like it could fly

Check the horizon, see how far you’ve come
Let your petals relax and wave

Hush a moment, hear the whisper of your name
Between the breeze and the pain

And through the loam


from Three on a Match, released April 12, 2017


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Scotty Houston California

Since getting a Vestafire 4track in 1987 Scotty has been writing and recording songs. Until recently he's worked diligently to ensure few would hear them. A key member of Bay Area bands 100 Watt Smile, The Verms and The Mighty Lynch-Pins, in recent years he's supported and/or recorded with the likes of Bernie Jungle, High Diving Horses, J Kleinberg, Guy Capecelatro III, and Val Esway +El Mirage. ... more

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