As If In a Dream (Part Two)

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I walked down to the seaside,
found a little seashell.
It was cracked right in half,
so I put it right back.

“Nothing good can come from you:
you’re torn right in two.
I’d stitch you up if I could.”
But I just stared and stood.

Your broken pieces—
I can’t mend them.
I tried and tried and tried and tried,
but my best truth is a lie.

Walked up the sandy plateau.
Watched the eastern sun glow.
Bent down, found a conch shell.
Blew it, heard it ring shrill.

Out comes Amphitrite
on a whirlpool in the sea.
She gave me love conditionally,
then left as if in a dream.

She wrote me a sonnet,
but it didn’t make sense—
a language yet documented;
I tried my best to speak it.

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from Where I End, released April 21, 2011
All lyrics and music written and recorded by Will Fargason.

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