Until the Night


fog lifting off of the river
frogs in a chorus of croaks
moon lit up —just a sliver
a fire that the unknown has stoked

Chuck Berry singing Johnny Be Goode
his guitar lighting fires in our heads
greenhorns working out would/could/should
fresh ones a sunbeam has fed

look at how she climbs
look at how she shines
look at the how when she shows up
she makes dark stop

look at how she blooms
look at her at noon
she makes the heart pump
she makes the buds pop

men standing under a lamppost
waiting there for Godot
—someone who may just be a ghost
for all a mere mortal may know

but lying here in the morning
light seeping over the hill
sun-god riding her big bright horse
early when the chatter is nil

look at how she rides
look at how she glides
look at how she rises
over the treetops

look at how she burns
look at how she turns
over head all day
until the night drops

song by Jim Culleny
copyright Jim Culleny 2013
Jim Culleny: Rhythm guitar and vocal

Joe Podlesny: bass, lead guitar, sound engineer

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