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PAPER RAFT

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


            I.  I sailed upon the water
                a vessel battle worn.
                we were a son and daughter,
                a veteran and his whore.
                I saw it there:
                truth, truth.
                I lost it there:
                youth, youth, youth...

           II.  grey clouds like sails above me,
                a mast of lightning struck:
                sun bright'ning ammo thunders.
                rain rises, gone amok.
                I lost it then:
                hope, hope.
                I caught it then:
                rope, rope, rope...

       BRIDGE:  hard wood splits in half,
                in thirds and in splinters,
                like a stubborn silence
                in shattered isolation
                of consecutive winters,
                consecutive winters,
                consecutive winters.

       ENDING:  a paper raft
                held me.
                a breaker laughed:
                "see! see! see!"
                hard hearts break in half.
                hard hearts break in half.
                hard hearts break in half.
                hard hearts break in half.

© Copyright 1985 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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