CAN I GET A WITNESS?
She was 10 & called me from Aruba
A dog had been hit From the street
corner her parents dialed me in
He ran behind a building he’s bleeding
he’s dying Same girl who cried when my
blue rabbit collar morphed into little
rabbit foo foo It’s faux sweetie I lied
And now I lied again long-distance
Animals find caves dark & warm He’s in
shock He’ll sleep it off 2 yrs. earlier her
Grandfather died Now there’s another space
for the next new baby Little girls are taught to
love babies (biological imperative)
I ask you can all of those dead animals really be
at the Zoo? Is Satchmo on the farm with his friend
Brutus? Is the tadpole you flushed swimming in Lake
Ontario? You really want to hope so But uncle from
Buffalo disabuses you of this notion Was he just old?
tired? or wise?
He pointed at each child in turn: Someday yer gonna die and
yer gonna die and yer gonna die Yer all gonna die
St. Agathe Des Mont 1972 (Uncle Cracker)