Musee Mecanique (For Angela)

secret sign in the cold, cold light

running fast to the Judah line

holding hands not to lag behind

fingers tugged just to get inside

tracing moons near the window sill

bag shoe biff asking for a meal

we’ve got food but he will not eat

we’ve got more than he’d ever need

your eyes change from green to blue

thumb war stakes mean more to you

let me win and I’ll let you go

let me win but don’t let me know

buffalo on the walk back home

your hair’s shorter than before

my breath’s heating up your neck

your hand’s warming up my hand

the way we came will never take us back

the sides of cliffs are falling way too fast

we’re chasing tracks

we’re making maps


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