Winter Mint

by Kate Powell

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A minty-cool single à propos of nothing from Katricia Powpow Maccaccino

SIDE A: A Rain Mint Day
SIDE B: Butter Mints

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released December 30, 2014

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Kate Powell Santa Fe, New Mexico

Public radio reporter/junior producer making jams on the side.

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Track Name: A Rain Mint Day
i gotta set aside time each day to contemplate my wrongs
it's a condition of my release but i would do it anyway
and i've been saving up a bit of cash to go surprise my mom
she ain't seen hide nor hair of me since my arraignment day

now i know you told me to save myself the postage
but i'm gonna send this one anyway and you don't have to open it
and rest assured it's full of love that's clean and strong
and promises small enough that i can't help but keep them

with half a mind to win you back i got a little car
four seatbelts, seven airbags, bought and paid for
i can drive it past your place of work on my way to mine
i can see you through the window, joking with the girls, rolling silverware

now i know you told me to save myself the postage
but i'm gonna send this one anyway and you don't have to open it
and rest assured it's full of love that's clean and strong
and promises vague enough that i can't help but keep them


i know beyond doubt that i am out of credit
but i'd do another year to face you on equal footing
Track Name: Butter Mints
well nothing has to change
let’s let our declarations
melt like butter mints on our tongues
we’ll each retire to our separate pullouts
and if i make space for you,
kicking excess pillows to the ground
in my sleep then i will wake
before you do and silently retrieve them

for i swore
i’d never
give you cause to doubt yourself
you asked me
for my word,
just the one so i swallowed the rest

well i’ve yet to carve our names
into the soft wood of my vanity
it’s no use succumbing now
to taking locks of hair for tokens
what i gave you before,
the honest things that i could muster
are still laid out for you,
clean shirts to hide your pinkness under