Klutina

Klutina holds him all night long
Klutina sings her sweet black song
Dreams of drowning lucidly

Klutina, how the mountains weep
Klutina, where the waters feed
Out to the Copper, to the sea

Eyes of light cold heartbeat
Rock his body off to sleep
Silt and salmon, fast and deep
Whisper secrets while they eat

Klutina holds him lovingly
Klutina flows furiously
Dreams of drowning lucidly

Klutina’s waters never slow
Klutina never lets him go
He’s hers now don’t you know

And the view from below
Nice as heaven’s I suppose
Nestled in her logjam hold
Swaying gently in her undertow

Klutina holds him all night long
Klutina sings her sweet black song
Dreams of drowning lucidly

Klutina how the mountains weep
Klutina where the waters feed
Out to the Copper, to the sea

Eyes of light cold heartbeat
Rock his body off to sleep
Silt and salmon fast and deep
Whisper secrets while they eat

Klutina, Klutina, Klutina…

 

(For Krist Andersen)