A Moon Shaped Pool on the Bus Before Sunrise

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Choking down a shit cigarette, mostly paper, the streets are lamplit at 7:30am at the bus station in an underpopulated Latvian dock town.

Sat down amongst old men in flatcaps who instantly fall asleep when the bus shakes over the bridge. Iā€™m listening to A Moon Shaped Pool for the first time, looking over the river and into the sprawling post-Soviet landscape of warehouses, tower blocks, rusty cranes.

Burn the Witch says panic attack and I think Iā€™m probably having one. Familiar tongue numbing fear of motion, scared dog arched up in the corner, stare at the back of the seat.…   [continue reading]