Back to the Basics

Come on honey; let’s trade that silver Lexus
For a working man’s pickup
Dump the timeshare in Raton
That we’ve never had the time to visit
Put this three-thousand foot eyesore
On the market for what we owe
Buy a clichéd cottage in the country
In the middle of a fertile piece of land
Where bats erupt from underground caverns
Every time the sun goes down
And little hippity hoppers chase love
Out of shovel-hoed ditches
Fed by snow-packed wells

Come on honey; let’s get back to the basics
Plant cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes,
And little green worms from white-winged butterflies
That eat cabbage leaves when no one is looking
Where hummingbird moths from Egypt
Renew their cycles again and again
Pursuing eternity on the wings of death

Come on honey; let’s get back to the basics
Like when you were happy to see me come home
And smiled sparkles in the new morning sun
Like when hugs and kisses and midnight visits
Rekindled fevers born under cool mountain sprays

Come on honey; let’s get back to the basics
The never come easy – the always test teasing
The once in all my lifetime – basics of us


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