Hold On To Him

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hold on to him
while it’s still early enough to breathe
still early enough to see

if your work is hard,
bear down all the more
don’t linger long at the door

the days are short
and the nights pass by like powers
with quiet and trembling hours

the temple’s dim
lampblack covers the curtains
can you make out the inscriptions?

hold on to him
in this gory and dreadful light
in this bashful night

anytime you want,
close your eyes and settle in
when the ceiling’s about to cave
or when the shadow’s over your grave
when the stars are rushing down
when the milk might be turned
or when the nave’s begun to burn
when a cello starts to play
outside the walls of the town

search and look
where holy grief will lead you
there will be no hand to feed you

hold on to him
hold on to him
hold on to him


from Milky Mile Two, released October 22, 2013
John Goraj - guitar


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From a Fountain is the name for all varieties of music by Douglas Kirby, from West Marin County, CA.

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