Waking Life

from Present Tense by Zhao

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when do I
get to wake up once again
opening my eyes to each living moment
holding on
to a strand of yesterday
if I had my way, I’d be there still

but the present keeps marching on
and no sacrifice will do

yes-
each moment demands a decision
hesitate and one will be made for you
it’s a part of the deal in this waking life
so let’s go together…

passing by
blurs of color from the train
who could blame you not looking in my direction?
wandering eyes-
wander over for a while
perhaps just a moment, I could sit here with you

as the present keeps marching on
it’s enough to make you want to close the door

but-
each moment demands a decision
hesitate and one will be made for you
make a choice here and now, in this waking life
let these words ripple out from my waking life

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from Present Tense, released October 14, 2022
written and recorded by Kenny Zhao
mastered by Matthew McQueen

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Zhao Los Angeles, California

Kenny Zhao is a composer, artist, and digital tinkerer who is exploring the relationship between compost and creative practice.

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