Time Alone With My Own Thoughts
Kanye West’s 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” changed my life, for reasons I will not go into now. One of the strongest songs on the album is “Power” (no pun intended). There’s one line in particular that is just magic to me:
“My childlike creativity, purity, and honesty is honestly being crowded by these grown thoughts.”
It reads almost like chiasmus with the reversal in the middle. I love the way the line is literally crowded at the beginning with an abundance of syllables, slackening up as we get to “grown thoughts.” Just a lovely piece of writing.
Of course listening to “Power” always has me humming, as I drive home, my other favorite line: “At the end of the day, goddammit I’m killin this shit.”