The Ink's Run Out

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A moonless sky
and a fool’s fire
the songs of spring
on the frozen strings of winter’s lyre

we gather to tell stories
with the will-o-wisp
trading recipes
for rattlesnake egg omelettes

with my band of desires
they try to write it down but

the ink’s run out

an old daydreamer
his fists full of sand
crawled by me
and my tribe
on the trail

I was pleased to see a familiar face
but it was ashen
and full of shame

I asked him what had happened
and without raising his head
he said:

"the ink’s run out"

further down our
darkening way
the woodland’s
arboreal band
began to play

from the sky and the trees
the blackbird bade, alongside woodpecker
turtledove and bluejay

the soothsayers crooned, they
sang doom’s swelling tune

"the ink’s run out"

on and on
our feet turned the pages
ink on my fingers
shoulda listened to the sages

as I crawled from my bed
with your face in my head
I scrambled for my favorite pen

I tried to scrawl it down
one simple word to lift my heart

the ink’s run out


from Mermaid Stew, released December 9, 2014



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Ramshackle rock, with psychedelic subtleties and acoustic accoutrements.

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