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ballad to a familiar stranger
OCTOGENARIAN

sing " you are my sunshine"
 1
in the music of the hawk
 2
I am a passing stranger
 3
in your crowded mind
 4
 
 
where are my pines?
 5
give me their silence
 6
only the dirt has settled across my eyes
 7
 
 
do you own my memory?
 8
is it on a quiet mountain
 9
sloped with teeth and yarn?
 10
 
 
meet me at resting lilacs
 11
the air here is no longer sweet
 12
like soft June in her hair
 13
 
 
who are you lost stranger
 14
with miles in your face
 15
cathedrals are calling me
 16
but I belong in the slipstream
 17
 
 
can you paint the sky in minor keys
 18
death is panting at my leg
 19
the ten commandments
 20
riding up my sleeve
 21
I ponder them in cold delusion
 22
 
 
windswept lovers on the street
 23
old beer can oceans in my room
 24
can you see them?
 25
is it your face that's manifested on the aluminum
 26
 
 
tap dance the final rays of the sun with me
 27
smoggy stranger
 28
infant to my eyes
 29
friend of my cracked senses
 30

22 Mar 10

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This is excellent.
You need a ? at the end of L26
I love the ending too.
 — mandolyn

thanks mandolyn....glad you enjoyed
 — OCTOGENARIAN

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