Waxing Gibbous

from by Unwoman



A person I’d been dating on and off for years told me they loved me, then ghosted on me. We’d had a lovely time coincidentally both being in New Orleans a few months prior, and this is about that — the spontaneous joy of a happy night together that seems like it needn’t ever end, but inevitably does.


The moon is waxing gibbous
And the night is young
Let’s hang a ladder on the stars
And kiss on every rung
As if the song is endless
Until it’s all been sung
The most delightful turn of phrase
Might end as it’s begun

Dresses and high heels
Burlesque and bourbon
And stumbling through the quarter
Tipsy and laughing
Riding the streetcar
And happy in your arms

I don’t need you fall to your knees
And tell me you want me
Do as you please
Just tell me if you want me
I don’t need to hear
You tell you love me
Don’t disappear
Once you have told me you that love me

Had I forgotten
Once we were home again
You would forget me
Did I read too much
Into the intimacy
We shared when it was easy

The moon is waning gibbous
And the dawn is near
We climb down from the stars
And watch our silhouettes grow clear
And if the song is ending
The decent thing you know
Is say goodbye and tell me why
And let me let you go


from War Stories, released January 19, 2018




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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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