A Lunar Veteran's Guide to Re​-​entry

from by Paul Thomas Saunders

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So you danced in the corner.
Shaking limbs under red hair.
Storyboards every evening.
They’re in yours,
You’re in theirs.

And she saw,
Black eyes while sleeping.
Lord, she saw,
Jesus in clouds.
All around,
Forrest fires were creeping.
While strangers left her house.

So you feared debutants.
With black nails,
In a white dress.
Clicked their heels,
Kissed the boys
Until their rosaries burned their necks.

And she saw,
Childhood friends whispering.
Lord she saw,
Old flames in sheets.
All around,
Prying eyes were glistening.
While strangers left her house.

You were the light. And you’d shine.

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from Descartes Highlands, released April 16, 2012
A home recording performed & produced by Paul Thomas Saunders. Co-produced and mixed by Max Prior.

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