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Songs from Markham Harbor:

 We the People
 Prayer
 You and Jack
 Spent
 Mysteries
 Markham Harbor

You and Jack

The bank took back your house
finally, then sold it again
But of course that's imprecise:
They sold a monthly journal of
an ever-growing price

I would if I could make amends
For missing every sign
I thought you had millions of friends
When it was you and Jack all the time

I glance back at the shop
sometimes, when the compass takes me by
There's nothing there anymore
But then, why would there be something?
It's all a different world

I would if I could make amends
For missing every sign
I thought you had means to your ends
When it was you and Jack all the time

You took your Tennessee breakfasts
Without a word of grace
Steady on your feet throughout
Your shaky Tennessee days

It's always winter now
at least to me, when something brings me home
That would have brought you cheer
Not in the dead of Christmas, though
The worst time of the year

I would if I could make amends
For missing every sign
I thought you had millions of friends
When it was you and Jack all the time
You and Jack all the time


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 © 2012 Bruce Kula