1. Saying Goodbye

From the recording Saying Goodbye


Saying Goodbye
If you arrive before me
go in
the house is unlocked
and only the ghost of an old violence
guards the door
On the table
you will find a cache of bright weapons
for a hand’s loving grasp
you will know what to do
But if you should come late
and find me already there
—whisper of a shadow in the gable window—
then you must wear this silver dollar
in the pocket over your heart
My aim is steady, love
I will not fail