From the recording The Earth Dreams in Sound
"Death Flicks the Soul" is written as a meditation on a line from the poem, "The Souls of Animals", by Gary Gaffney.
The Souls of Animals
The souls of animals
tangle in their neurons,
not yet able to escape into consciousness.
they can incite the knowledge of family,
lust and death.
Death flicks the soul upward,
each species negotiating its own
The lesson for us is that we are animals,
with animal souls
which only we can release into
the consciousness of homo sapiens,
prepared for the perilous and glorious
final journey into entropy, refiguration
or the ether that God breathes.
- Gary Gaffney