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From the Shore
From the Shore
Poetry

shouting back to Stevie Smith
who cried “I’m drowning! Not waving!”

I ain’t waving babe, I’m drowning
going down in a cold lonely sea
I ain’t waving babe, I’m drowning
so babe quit waving at me

I ain’t waving babe, I’m crying
I’m crying, oh why can’t you see?
I ain’t fooling babe, I ain’t fooling
so babe quit fooling with me

this ain’t singing babe, it’s screaming
I’m screaming that I’m gonna drown
and you’re smiling babe, and you’re waving
just like you don’t hear a sound

I ain’t waving babe, I’m drowning
going down right here in front of you
and you’re waving babe, you keep waving
hey babe, are you drowning too?

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