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Offline cy street

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dance with me
« on: November 21, 2015, 12:32 PM »
dance with me


you want to know how i got here
where i come from
why west
why not over there
why not down river

fair enough

it’s simple
i gave someone the keys to their door
they handed me an open road
and said,
“...i am pretty sure the salt is that way…
and she is expecting you…”

thanks again
i will always owe you
and you know who you are

as my hat bends
the sounds you hear
are the seagulls
peering through the ivy
taunting coco
kate moss
and huckleberry   

forgive me
i get that way
i don’t know how to fall down
i’ve had a spider’s weave
that’s been holding me
since brownsville

that fucking crocodile

right
you want to know why i came
how i found you
what did i see
when the tide washed out

i wish it was romantic
a calling
but it was more scientific
like a salmon
resting offshore
contemplating
the hard swim home

and so
i swam back out
into the kelp beds
and seagrasses
for one more go

i took the long way out of town
the soundtrack was a windshield
a window rolled down
invitations to read poetry
on mountain tops
in seedy bars
along bedsides
it’s best i don’t recall

whitman stayed on
his fate
is a question
without an answer

i still miss him
his sandpaper tongue
his laughter
and when the night train said run
i hope he knows i did

and so here i am
fireside with you
where the carousel used to be
on a street named pier
without a pier

the beach is wind blown
the sands look like snow
and while everyone sleeps
the high tide returns our castle

like a song we played before
i rewind
turn it over
and welcome the b side

dance with me
like we did last night
and when your hands clutch the rafters
you will have the answer
to your questions
now was always better than then

Offline WordFaery

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Re: dance with me
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 08:18 PM »
Cy,

This is spare for you
not dipped in chocolate
another layer with cayenne
pecan finish.

Keep the salmon
it is very good
how you melted the candies
brushed
watched the clock.

Forgive me
my tinker is filtered
going on three.



For me
your journey begins here:



it’s simple
i gave someone the keys to their door
they handed me an open road

forgive me
i get that way

right
you want to know why i came
how i found you
what did i see
when the tide washed out

i wish it was romantic
a calling
but it was more scientific
like a salmon
resting offshore
contemplating
the hard swim home

and so
i swam back out
into the kelp beds
and seagrasses
for one more go

i took the long way out of town
the soundtrack was a windshield
a window rolled down
invitations to read poetry
on mountain tops
in seedy bars
along bedsides
it’s best i don’t recall

whitman stayed on
his fate
is a question
without an answer

i still miss him
his sandpaper tongue
his laughter
and when the night train said run
i hope he knows i did

and so here i am
fireside with you
where the carousel used to be
on a street named pier
without a pier

the beach is wind blown
the sands look like snow
and while everyone sleeps
the high tide returns our castle

like a song we played before
i rewind
turn it over
and welcome the b side

dance with me
like we did last night
and when your hands clutch the rafters
you will have the answer
to your questions



regards,

WF



"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."      W.B. Yeats



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Offline cy street

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Re: dance with me
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 03:18 PM »
WF, thanks for the read and the wax. Wrote this one for my 50th birthday party, an amusement for those pinning tails on my donkey...

Best,
CS
now was always better than then

Offline WordFaery

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Re: dance with me
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 06:32 PM »
50
I was there once
one-pump Dino gas station
smokes and Cokes
monochrome horizon
and stale chips.
Drive on.
"Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame."      W.B. Yeats



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Offline cy street

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Re: dance with me
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 12:36 AM »
so good

i wish that i could hear your voice play it

SWAK
now was always better than then