City autopsy: The Rivers (Denver Poem)

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When I saw the rivers
Was a hundred degrees
I heard the whisper
Get down on your knees
Be thankful now kid
For where you been did
Be thankful now kid
For where you been did
I need an answer
Show me a sign
Is this my plum?
Or is it a fine?
Do these streets need mending?
Is it all in my mind?
I need an answer
Show me a sign
When I saw the rivers
Was a hundred and five
Had all of the answers
When I was young and alive
Assuming at first
I could manage the thirst
Assuming at first
I could manage the thirst
When I saw the rivers
Was a hundred and ten
Thick breath down my neck
Comes the whisper again
Drink from the banks
Now take it all in
Drink from the banks
Now take it all in
I need an answer
Show me a sign
Is this my plum?
Or is it a fine?
Do these streets need mending?
Is it all in my mind?
I need an answer
Show me a sign


**I wrote this today while tromping around in the Denver snow thinking about summertime at Confluence Park, a treasure indeed.

Created: Feb 08, 2012

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