Nevada Shoulder

Nevada Shoulder soft and deep
Lay the child down to sleep
She’s yours to keep out there
Softly hold her
In your sands remold her
Soft and deep Nevada shoulder
How have you consoled her? 
Is she older out there?

Gently reap
Lay the child down to sleep

Desert wreckage sharp and cruel
Broken glass and spilling fuel
There’s only one truth out here
Pinks and blood and blacks and blues
Bathed in predawn desert hues
Life seeps out and slowly pools
Is it me or is it you?

Gently reap
Lay the child down to sleep

Nevada Shoulder soft and deep
Lay the child down to sleep
She’s yours to keep out there

(For Susie Winn)