Lily of the Midnight Sky
Over the slow slide of continents Over the salt pans pipelines masts and pavilions Shimmering crescent moon recedes into working dawn -- Lone crow against pallid sky Single plume of white smoke on yellow speckled plain Yellowing leaves sparkle in cold breeze -- Wave patterns among wave patterns Particles disperse and rejoin Dissolve and reform like the lining of a womb Still The cold of your absence blows from The silent TV, the parking lot The balcony with clothes waving good-bye hello In the rising day You keep fading away Don't I know that you're always around I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky Solders of sunrise -- shooting into a forest of flowers Slow motion Petals float into pink crimson white Grow wings Flutter into mountainous distance Flutter like a stadium full of applauding hands I raise a fist to the marauding sun that has hidden you away I'm the rag in a bottle of gasoline Longing to ignite Ich will alles All of you -- Shining on the panther skin of night Mirrored in a black lake in a night that glistens like blood on gold Nobody else could be you If only I could see you I should be able to touch you somehow I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky While you look from on high Spare a smile as I Put on my dog mask and howl for you I can reach you if I try Lily of the midnight sky
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