Proper Technique

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

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No one taught me how to speak
Into a microphone
I had to suss it out
I did it all alone

First I popped my P’s
I meant no great offense
Sometimes proximity
Really makes no sense

The closer that I get
The more muffled I become
The further that I go
The words you’ll hear are none

Here is what I’ve found
From years of try and fail
To make a pretty sound
Not a whisper or a wail

Find that space between
There is no need to shout
An inch from the windscreen
Let your secrets out

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

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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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