Skylarking with angels, sun-fishing for fun,
Miner Forty-Niner where humming birds hum,
Moonshining the apple pressed in the mind’s eye,
Down Antelope Freeway, far as the crow flies.

The cat got my tongue, now I’m in the dumb show,
Painting the desert a quicksilver glow,
Borrowed a tongue from the coyote song,
Red Rover doggerel rhymes with so-long.

Skulduggery with a bone to pick over
Bruised on the heel lately, got to get sober
Wind-snapping melody down in the valley
Bush-whacked by monsoon, I’m happy go lucky.

In the dell now where the sheep safely graze,
There in the skyway sweet grace will amaze,
Climbed up a tree, found a nest with a bird in
Dumb struck by lightning, I can’t get a word in...