Postcard from Rio

from by Jennifer Kimball

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lyrics

The library windows are streaming with rain
I’m lost in a map book of old
The edges of my little world start to blur
From the middle of what little I know, I know —

Sometimes we smile at a weeping child
Knowing their sadness will pass.
And soon enough the years will fly by
and bring something real to cry about, cry about.

Couldn’t you send a postcard from Rio
couldn’t you send just a postcard?
The phone when it rings makes me think you might be there
Somewhere at the other end

Here in my storm I flip through imagined worlds
Where East and not North is on top
East where the morning begins now the sun sets
Forever off the bottom of the page, the page —

Along the shores tiny ships under sail
are blown by an angry cloud
And sea beasts prowl the waves at the margins
where knowledge trails off and ink lines draw into the vast unknown

Couldn’t you send a postcard from Rio
couldn’t you send just a postcard?
The phone when it rings makes me think you might be there
Somewhere at the other end

Couldn’t you send a postcard from Rio
couldn’t you send just a postcard?
from a beach in the sun
looking west in the afternoon
just off the map of the world as we know it.

credits

from Avocet, released March 3, 2017
music: Jennifer D. Kimball
words: Jennifer D. Kimball and Billy Collins
arranging/producing Alec Spiegelman

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