Spilling Poetry

from by Heather Styka

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Spilling Poetry

I’ve got this heart that wants to be taken
but when it is held, it wants to be free
I’ve got these feet that wanna keep walking
But it don't take long before they grow weary
I’ve got these hands that wanna keep busy
they mostly do nothing, cause there’s too much to do
I’ve got this smile covering me like a blanket
so I won’t notice I’m still thinking of you,


I’ve got these arms so strong and so able
to carry these burdens but I’m letting go
I’ve got these shoulders that once were slumped over
Now I’m standing tall though I’m feeling low
I’ve got this gut that fills up with stones
when I hear your name and when you call
I’ve got these ears that hear you in the pine trees
hear you in the raindrops, hear you in it all


I’ve got these eyes searching for beauty
but they only find it when they are closed
I’ve got this mind that wants to be quiet
but it keeps repeating all it thinks it knows
I’ve got this throat so parched and so thirsty
but when I start drinking, I'm likely to drown
I’ve got these lips, they were spilling poetry
But everything’s small talk, now you’re not around



from The Bittersweet Tapes, released February 16, 2016



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Heather Styka Chicago, Illinois

Though rooted in folk and Americana, Chicago singer-songwriter Heather Styka's songs are as fresh as they are memorable, chronicling the human cycles of despair and redemption, and analyzing the importance of places and relationships. Touring nationwide and having received airplay globally, Styka is a familiar face in the Chicago music scene, at venues including Schubas and the Old Town School. ... more


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