A Canadian Girl

i walked out to the radio drone
made sure of my surroundings
as i've done a thousand times before
with an empty place by my side
in the shape of a canadian girl
a particular canadian girl
on her way to a paganini festival with braids in her hair.

i worked out all the problems alone
deep water, deeper drowning
as i've done twice and twenty more
so that i have no secrets to hide
from the sight of a canadian girl
sixteen to twenty beautiful canadian girl
on her way to a slow rehearsal with braids in her hair.

she's at a stoplight.
she's making a turn.
she's pulling into traffic.

by myself but i'm never alone
can't win for never losing
i just gave up on it to watch it cross the floor,
pull up a chair and sit by my side
in the shape of a canadian girl
she tells me secrets and she shares her world
on her way home for easter
her bright eyes changing color
not dependent on another
with those braids in her hair.
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Sep 23, 2012