A Rib (words by Diana Zimmerman)

Written 1993, words by Diana Zimmerman, from Run, Blue River, Pinchpenny Press, 1990

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I leave you a rib, something close to my heart,
I leave you a rib not to forget me,
I leave you a rib, ‘cause it’s something close to my heart,
I leave you a rib not to forget me…
+++ plant it in the dust, underneath a tree,
+++ a rib to plant for me when I leave you,
+++ plant it in the dust, there, for everyone to see,
+++ a rib to plant for me when I leave you…
+++++ I am a house and you haunt me,
+++++ tiptoeing ‘round in my memory,
+++++ blowing the dust from old pictures and poems,
+++++ I am a house and you haunt me,
+++++ rattling the chains all around me
+++++ shaking the dust from old letters and songs..

I leave you a rib, something close to my heart,
I leave you a rib not to forget me,
I leave you a rib, ‘cause it’s something close to my heart,
I leave you a rib not to forget me…
+++ plant it in the dust, underneath a tree,
+++ a rib to plant for me when I leave you,
+++ plant it in the dust, there, for everyone to see,
+++ a rib to plant for me when I leave you…
+++ when I leave you, when I leave you…
+++ I leave you a rib, I leave you a rib
+++ when I leave you…

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