From the recording Shiny Pearl
For Anne Blonstein
Shiny pearl. Coloured Glasses and worlds so blue. Broken voice and twisted words. Scratch the pages black and true. Break the lines, the verses in two. Change the world my shiny pearl. And you shine. And you shine. Day is through. And the night it whispers to you. Like summer vows. Like grains that grew. Yellow waves and fields in hue. Touch the earth in poems so few. Change the world my shiny pearl. My sweet pearl. In the light and under the moon. Through the books and darkened room. Wounded rhyme and hollow womb. Change the world my shiny pearl. Chase away these Autumn blues. Help me make it. Help me through. Help me find my shiny world. Help me find my shiny pearl.