It's Only Right

from by From a Fountain



i don’t walk right
my shin kills
from before – i fell.
what’d i kick?

my whole thing is my mouth
i’m in heat
O Sarah
yes, that’s spotty red
i done stain your bed

O my strip show is tonight
it’s only right
my body’s light

rise and shine, you whale!
left in midst of sea
blamin’ poor old me
lost and then you’re free

rise and groan, you whale!
yes, i know you’re bummed –
i don’t have to be!
let that body out

O my strip show is tonight
it’s only right
my body’s light

all we know – all the land above, and the earth below
miles of rock – licked with fire, and bland compared to what’s on top
fire and rock – a misdirected man made an animal
change, and lo! to sling a moon around,
you’ve gotta be a man who’s an animal

I want to save him
I go down to name him
nose, nose out he goes
raised up, and how
how long ‘til I’m on
on land to grab on,
not out to sea, my son?


from Shale and Sandstone, released August 31, 2010
Helena Espvall - cello
John Pettit - trumpet


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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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