about my body

Written July, 2021

Tab F (C, capo 5)

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about my body, it’s like my wallet,
I don’t notice how worn out it is,
I guess I just got used to it?
it’s carried me for half a century,
my body is a kayak on the sea..

about my body, sometimes I wonder:
how much of me from yesterday
has fallen off or been replaced?
am I even half the man I used to be?
my body is a tree that sheds its leaves
+++seems to me that this is all we’re given,
+++so I guess it must be all we need,
+++still it’s strange, the way we do our livin’,
+++in this bag of bones we have to feed..

about my body, it’s a wonder,
the way it carries every care,
holds my longing and despair,
soldiers through this brokenhearted world,
my body is a rusty battle sword..
+++seems to me that this is all we’re given,
+++so I guess it must be all we need,
+++still it’s strange, how every day we’re livin’,
+++in this bag of bones that’s bound to bleed..

about my body, check out these sneakers,
I used to wear them every day,
till all the tread had worn away,
I can put new sneakers on my same old feet,
my body is a tree that sheds its leaves,
my body is a kayak on the sea,
my body is the boat that carries me…

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