Come Find Me by the Water

This Is Exile: Prologue (Lisbon, 2018)

John Gorman
30 min readApr 14, 2024


Photo by Svetlana Gumerova on Unsplash

I heard no echo
There was distortion everywhere
I found my ego
I felt rubato standing there
Found my transcendence
It played in mono-painted blue
You were the Pierrot
I was the dark room

— Blur, “The Narcissist” (2023)



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