The Green Pajamas

Riverfull Of Reasons

She used to live on a blue canoe in Texas Pulled downstream by the afterlife of Saigon's moon Eats green papaya Aunt Jemima breakfast Tastes the salt and blood from the womb of the war She sang a tune called Monday's Moon of Venus And Tuesday's blues are crooning out of the afternoon I met a man with the crystal lungs of Jesus This woman has a riverfull of reasons She always takes a salty drink with her peanuts Slow boat now that would low float down the lazy riverside In a war of drugs and dreams to be left with Her final years on the riverbanks of Texas _____________________ by Eric Lichter (c) 1999 Eric Lichter BMI