You’re my bondage and my freedom,
my flesh burning like a naked summer night,
you’re my country.

Hazel eyes marbled green,
you’re awesome, beautiful, and brave,
you’re my desire always just out of reach.

Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963). From Poems of Nazim Hikmet, translated by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk, Persea Books, 2002.

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555, the solo electronic project of Christopher Farstad, is also a member of the electronic music group Food Pyramid. Playing live at The Business.