From the recording The Earth Dreams in Sound

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"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

uncertain path.

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