Ask The Dust (for Camilla Lopez)

from by Mikah Sykes

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For Camilla Lopez, with love, Arturo Bandini

I love "Ask The Dust" by John Fante. my perfect friend - she recommended it to me. its heartbreakingly beautiful. Fante dictated his books to his wife. this seems like some kind of magic.


jackson on a high hill
and i am falling softly
and i want to rest on her skin
like the smell of her perfume

i always knew that one day
the ocean would come take me
take me and my life away
and that is why i'm not afraid

i want you to know
that i noticed
you looked closer

oh her black skin
it reminds me
she's a diamond
i want her to
wear my heart like
its her jewelry


from Love Consequences and Serenity, track released December 31, 2010
Recorded by Mikah Sykes at the Cartoon Bungalow in Portland, Oregon



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Mikah Sykes Portland, Oregon

I cut my teeth in a band called Little Two's with Emily Kokal (Warpaint) & Willis Ransom (Mos 8 Kid) in Eugene, Oregon. In 2001 I moved to current home of Portland, Oregon.

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