Ivory Tongue

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She spoke, “there is a beacon becoming”
and I dove into a sea of stormy winds wail
their might was mighty swift and running
(every which way)
“stay with it, child you’re changing”
she sang,

Sister sun your ivory tongue is flowin’ like the waters run and all my thoughts jump into
feathers abound fall on the page down, feathers abound fall on the pages
Sister sun your inner lungs are spinning shapes alive and wove in vision
praying, pray our spirit, turn, our heart’s’ll become

(and what these words do
and what these words do…)

Sure as flight (and a dash unruly), and faster than the breath you’re heaving
your wild (as a righteous fury) can be led or be leading
inside, what a maze of ladders, so you look and look a while (every which way)
this fire, by the burn of-our grandmothers, shapes the way of your choosing
so stay, stay with it, daughter you’re creating this
and every sound you give make sure you’re aiming it

Sister sun your ivory tongue is flowin’ like the waters run and all my thoughts jump into
feathers abound fall on the page down, feathers about fall on the pages
Sister sun your inner lungs are spinning shapes alive and wove in vision
praying, pray our spirit, turn, our heart’s’ll become…

You got flames for wings, and at the
stake is the claim of your wild speech
fake is the flurry try to keep you in a bind,
shake shake shake it off like the way the dragon ride
out of your cave you’re a beast of another dawn
like a wake on the current that her voice will
carry you for another lifetime
keep your sight set right, leadin with the
sound of the the arrow, fly

(and what these words do
and what these words do…)

Sister sun your ivory tongue is flowin’ like the waters run and all my thoughts jump into
feathers abound fall on the page down, feathers abound fall on the pages
Sister sun your inner lungs are spinning shapes alive and wove in vision
praying, pray our spirit, turn, our heart’s’ll become

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from The Code of the Flowers, released September 9, 2016

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