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The Sign On The Doorpost
The sign on the doorpost says “come back again”
Come back when you’re weary
Come back when you’re stronger
The guesthouse is drafty / The walls paper thin
Come back when you’re hungry
Come back when you’re wronger
I made up my mind between stillness and wind
I stomped on the dust til the floor boards caved in
I’ll gather my papers and ladder and rope to
Lift me right out of this hole
The sign on the window says “come back around”
Come back when you’re broken
Come back when you’re holy
The toolbox is rusty
The workshop shut down
Come back to me faster and Leave me more slowly
I made up my mind between stillness and wind
I stomped on the dust til the floor boards caved in
I’ll gather my papers and ladder and rope to
Lift me right out of this hole
Give me your hand and a ten dollar grin and
We’ll start things from scratch by the light of the wind
The sign on the fencepost says “don’t make a sound”
Come back when it’s futile
Come back when you’re empty
I’ll grab me a shovel and fill up this town
Come back when it’s senseless
And things are more tempting
We’ll eat us a diet of shortbread and cane
And wash it all down with our buckets of rain
I’ll gather my papers and ladder and rope to
Lift me right out of this hole