Weathervane Horse

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You hold me like a stanchion, Mid-Atlantic.
I hide you like a slip-stitch in my overcoat.
You hold me like a stanchion, Mid-Atlantic.
The love I send is stronger than the love
in your parents’ house.
So, I need not mend my love, Dear Town Mouse,
Love, Country Mouse.

High above the ridge, the soft
cannon clouds move to fire.
I am the weathervane horse:
eyes on all points but this spire.

You hold me like a stanchion, Mid-Atlantic,
as the memory fades lightly by night,
and the turnpike
bends like a wolf to clean her young.

My knuckles are white on the wheel; the ice
is unsettling; oh, my, oh, my. Here is my vow,
which has been given up. Instead of running
gauntlets, these somber retreats into myself.

Dear Forgiver, in dreams I bow, I fire,
I rise on whole engines revved high, mistake
myself for oil on axles undefined.

I brood, I swing from light to hail; to hail,
I can’t just cling
to an unseemly everything.

I lay to rest these spare
unsongs—these pointless spears—
in expansive pink,
your rib cage of sky.


from Wind Of Hours Unwinding, released May 28, 2014
Shane Murphy – Guitar, Vocals, Melodica, Bells
David Andersen – Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Synthesizer, String Arrangements
Chris Pellnat – Electric Guitar, Accordion
Christian John Laura – Drums

Written by Shane Murphy
"Agora non" - Traditional, Asturias (Spain)



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