Heatherwood - Eden
There are questions with answers and questions without, daytime questions, nighttime questions, nocturnal questioners, and questioners with AM alarms. Heatherwood is the nocturnal type. Questions of continuum. “Eden” by the Russian duo Heatherwood is the first song on their release FYRvia Puerto Rican label Trade Winds.
Instead, all I could see were question marks. And unthinking sentences ended only in three periods. How can I think when there are so many question marks? He drained his tea like urgent medicine. “Want to go to sleep?” he asked. I looked at him with the same intent as when looking through the wet windshield with the spread thin white and red streetlights. Is that sort of question the only question he has? I asked this without speaking it. He set an alarm. The red militaristic dashes of digital time disrupted the blackness. Red ants marching in the dark. I asked my questions, aloud, as I watched the lines march and march through time. I tested my craziness on him, asking questions, which in daylight he’d respond to, he didn’t at night, but he wasn’t sleeping. He listened, but didn’t ponder, he felt guilty for my inquiry, but didn’t say so. I don’t know how many questions it took for the red ants to scream in 7:05 AM terror. And when they did I had to shift, from nighttime questions to daylight questions, questions he could answer, and feel less to blame for. No matter the red ants seemingly significant orientation, all I ever saw were question marks.