Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blues for an Old Dog

we got an old dog
saved from the road
put up the found signs
nobody called

he was a golden bear
in search of honey
we gave him love
he spent all our money

we named him phil
but he didn't care
just feed him and walk him
this old golden bear

his back legs gave out
the vet had a plan
give them a credit card
one day he'll dance

damn, it was true
damn, it was true
they can do many things
oh, lord so many things
damn it was true

phil got his legs back
that was a gas
took him out to the park
where he lay in the grass

so for a time
phil lived like a king
when he wanted service
he'd bark and he'd sing

but now those legs
are getting entwined
his elbows akimbo
can't walk no straight line

he cries in the darkness
we give him a pill
he barks in the margins
this old dog named phil

damn, it was true
damn, it was true
they can do many things
oh, lord so many things
damn it was true

phil walked this morning
just like a crab
just needs some help up
and something to grab

if you live long enough
if you live right
you'll search in the darkness
for one ray of light

if you have ever loved
if you know how
live in forever
love in the now

phil will walk again
in somebody's dream
might be his own
eternal scheme

but that don't matter
don't matter at all
live in forever
love in the now
live in forever
love in the now
live in forever
it's okay, baby
love in the now



Note: Phil is still with us, but everyday tasks are getting a little harder, including holding his bodily fluids. He still has a strong appetite and his eyes are clear: for now, his days remain his own, to do with what he will.

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