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Do Owl It T

from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp) by ellen cherry

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(NOTE: This is a collaboration between musician/performer ellen cherry and photographer Bonnie J. Schupp. Bonnie sends ellen two photos every week and ellen responds with writing--a story, a poem, a song, a piece of music.)

For "Do Owl It T" (pronounce it--it will make sense!) I wanted a Julee Cruise sound---spacey and dissonant


Do Owl It T
(pronounce it. It will make sense)
ellen cherry
August 25, 2018

Fast and slow
Above below
Push and pull
Empty full

Start and stop
Keep or swap
Red or green
Kind and mean

Moonless night
Morning light
Birthday wish
Our last kiss

Should I stay
Go away
Can’t decide
Run and hide

Can’t decide
Run and hide


from Stories In Small Spaces (ellen cherry & Bonnie Schupp), released September 11, 2018
photo by Bonnie J. Schupp


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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

I am song & story Alchemist and I want to meet you at the intersection of creativity and recovery. While on tour in Texas, I was struck by an intoxicated driver which resulted in a violent wreck. Through my music and multi-media performances, I explore the pain and joy of recovering one’s body and spirit after extreme trauma. ... more

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