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Snow White's stepmother muses in her mirror....

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my looking glass, its edges a tangle of serpentine tresses
a frame carved in deep sanguine sleep
a breath in
a breath out
frosts my likeness
a reflection of dark lashes and lips,
fingertips and speckled brown iris
evening wishes Its images cast behind me:
of Night carrying stars,
Her baskets high above hills
the wind at Her back
delicately transporting clouds upon her apron
reflected moments ripple and whirl
what if I shatter? in shards?
and each fragment spun out across distances of forest
and dream:
and each is myopic, illusion-inducing
and stabs its way into every heart
everywhere
and laid bare
all our delusions?
who, then, to heal us?
— Misha Penton

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from george heathco: ravens & radishes, released April 27, 2014
George Heathco, music
Misha Penton, lyrics and concept

Misha Penton, soprano
George Heathco, electric guitar
Daniel Saenz, cello

Produced by Misha Penton and George Heathco
Recording engineered by Todd Hulslander and George Heathco
Mastered by Paul Connolly of brightbluebeetle

Recorded at The Geary Performance Studio Houston Public Radio
Design and Photo by Misha Penton

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Misha Penton Houston, Texas

Misha Penton is a contemporary opera singer, composer, director, and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. Her projects blossom in many forms: live performance, audio projects, video works, site specific / installation performances, visual art works, and writings. ... more

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