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Night Advances

from Bones of the Tree by Jonathan Burks



once upon a time, sailing on a big ship
watching the waves strip the moon from the sky
a young man was sitting on a moon beam
sipping from a blue dream, killing time
a million starry eyed revelations
were twitching nervous like a neon sign
the night advances

standing on a pale dim doorstep
sleeping on porches, summertime
a desperate and lonely hilltop
a southern truckstop, hitching rides
the sound of a baby rabbit screaming
crow feeds its wings as day turns to night
the night advances

searching for a halo and a moonbeam
following a hollow dripping, thick and low
seeking out God's sick revelations
mental patients, a pack of smokes
the beauty and the sorrow
pale tomorrows come and go


from Bones of the Tree, track released January 1, 2006




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