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Underwater (2004)

Underwater (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

There’s so much beauty in this world.
I don’t know if I’ll ever see again.
They say I’ve got my daddy’s eyes.
I keep my eyes closed underwater Read more

Ivy Fountain Blues (2004)

Ivy Fountain Blues (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

There’s a fountain in Greece that the Greeks left for dry.
Ivy spills from its lips, water changed into vines. Read more

The Bath (2004)

The Bath (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

I just can’t sleep tonight,
the rain like fingers tappin’ on the panes;
so I’m just going to close my eyes and wait. Read more

Batmarine Man (2003)

Batmarine Man (2003)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

The time for huntin’ rodent-fish has gone down with the moon.
Now, you’re hangin’ upside-down,
with your wing-fins wrapped around you like tortillas. Read more

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Steel Hammer Blues (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

John Henry never dropped the hammer he was born to hold.
His back was strong as steel and now his hands are just as cold. Read more

Heelstone Mary (2004)

Heelstone Mary (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

Locked in your bedroom
and lookin’ right up at you
shakin’ your hair in the ceilin’ lamp, wearing
your florescent halo,
like a sunwatchin’ heelstone.
I’m head under heel, as you’re
foldin’ me into your dawn. Read more

Daisy May (2004)

Daisy May (2004)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

When I went down—when I went down—
when I went down, just to see how my lady lay,
she was sittin’ right there, by that that same gray stone,
just where I left her yesterday. Read more