"Can you hear me in the void?" Before the Razor of "Youth(Wasted)"

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“Youth(Wasted)” is the result of a writing experiment I’ve been working on for the past few years. Here’s how it works: I sit down with pen and paper and place a record on my turntable (in this case M83’s “Saturdays=Youth”). Then I write continuously until the record stops. After a lot of editing I have a poem that acts as a companion piece to the album (with each part corresponding to a song on the record). As you read the poem I encourage you to listen to M83’s “Saturdays=Youth” for the full experience.

Below is a draft of the piece that showcases my truly awful handwriting:


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