Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Girl Who Became a Tom Waits Song



THE GIRL WHO BECAME A TOM WAITS SONG--Annalynn Hammond

It must've happened when no one was looking,
' cause all of a sudden she was a walking accordion,
her arms a pair of slide trombones. There was a pipe organ
in her chest, a bowed saw between her legs
and two tiny midgets appeared on her shoulders
to play her earrings as cymbals. Her trachea
was a mineshaft, her lungs were made of iron ore
and Tom, he was riding on her back,
tipping his hat to a passing parade.

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1 comment:

Rachel said...

I guess this is an example of what you mean when you talk about experiencing music physically.
-rachel

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