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Longshore Lyrics
Introduction - 0
Senses - 1
Kraal Boma - 2
St.Davy's Blues - 3
The Braw Lads - 4
Childhood Echoes - 5
Frädi Cat - 6
Hankuk Recall - 7
Fireworks at English Bay - 8
Depense - 9
La Reine de Cuisine - 10
Light and Day - 11
Handout - 12
Nelson Street - 13
Framegame - 14
Love in Vancouver - 15
Short Walk Eastside - 16
Drumsongs - 17
Pelt of the Ten Tines - 18
Buddybombs - 19
Coho Communion - 20
Ravenpromise - 21
Childhood Echoes

There were Dean and Jamie
Kneeling respectfully around
Their Monopoly board as acolytes
With all the fixed reverence
Of being in their judo dojo
Waiting to buy! buy! buy!
Whatever comes within their view.
It was their focus that was fixed
Tight and taut on the fast game
Which transfixed their grandfather
As a child—so long ago.

Bill Meilen
March 2nd 2000 MM
Chez Myfanwy