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Tom Waits - Watch her disappear

Last night I dreamed that I was dreaming of you... and from a window across the lawn I watched you undress... wearing a sunset of purple tightly woven around your hair... that rose in strangled ebony curls.. moving in a yellow bedroom light.. the air is wet with sound.. the far away yelping of a wounded dog.. and the ground is drinking a slow faucet leak... your house is so soft and fading as it soaks the black summer heat.. a light goes on and a door opens.. and a yellow cat runs out on the stream of hall light and into the yard... a wooden cherry scent is faintly breathing the air.. I hear your champagne laugh.. you wear two lavender orchids.. one in your hair and one on your hip.. a string of yellow carnival lights comes on with the dusk.. circling the lake with a slowly dipping halo and I hear a banjo.. tango.. and you dance into the shadow of a black butler tree and I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
I watched you as you disappeared
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