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Jim Clark: Music

Saying Goodbye

(Jim Clark)
September 11, 2003
Jim Clark

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

waiting

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