always a sucker for a story

written after multiple listenings

to The Decemberist’s Hazards of Love CD

 

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always a sucker for a story

 

—–listen!    this happened to ME!

once upon a     time

    out of mind

I had this dream

 

strolling  red-caped

through the deep woods

unknowing   on the way    to

 the wolf

and haven’t we all

haven’t we all

met the wolf

once or twice in a life

 

haven’t we all

mis-understood a delphic delivery

or dismissed some cassandra

 

and haven’t we all

heard the siren’s call

the siren’s call

haven’t we all heard the siren’s call

 

entranced  by the flickering image

 by the weekly cliff hanging fix

teevee  comix   operas  flicks

turning pages in a book

taking the  searching look

 at paintings on the wall

haven’t we all been transfixed

 

haven’t we sat and day dreamed

 down roads  bizarre and erotic

haven’t we dreamed of sins and

  redemption

 

seeking a sequence of  happy endings

haven’t we all   taken the Fall

into the glorious mess

of the  tallest tale

sweet and gall bitter

we cannot resist

the insistent  sirens’ call

 

haven’t we  all

looked  listened   lived

 captivated   gape-jawed

 

for haven’t we all

heard   the siren’s call

the siren’s call

haven’t we all heard them  call

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