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Song for My Sister

from Jonathan, CA by Long Conversations

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    Comes wrapped in an edition of the Jonathan Weekly from April 1st 1942

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You know how in summer

bats circle the house

how it’s impossible to sleep

on the landing in that heat?

so I walked to the lake and

wandered around

finally turned the

key in the lock

and lay awake until the dawn

as I waited for our brothers to come home

and I thought of our father

his second wife

who on three separate occasions

married the love of her life

but I know that she loved him

on the day that he died

and I can say in earnest

I’ve never seen no-one cry

like she did when he was gone

and I waited for our brothers to come home

I stepped on the flowers

know you would have left

had you seen the face

of the man you detest, well

inside the casket

lay nobody dead

but somebody wishing

that you would come back


from Jonathan, CA, released October 24, 2013


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