Sea Shanty (don’t ask me why I’m writing this, it has nothing to do with my kids gig)

August 2, 2008

The tide was a roll of feathers
and the beach was a sea of coins
and the sea was a plate of dark blue silk
and the sky was an orange robe.

The moon was the glow of a lighthouse
the rocks were singing girls
the tower was a rod of lightening
the lightening was an undone pearl

The pearl was stone in a scallop
and the scallop was a spade in the sand
and the sand was a wish for the water
and the water was planned.

The plan was for waves full of dreaming
the dreaming was bronze like a tan
the tan was sprayed onto bodies
the bodies were sculptures on towels.

Take me to the beach in the winter
Take me to the beach in the spring
Pull me through the sea in the summer
Let me rest in it.

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