Untitled w​/​Bluebelles

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Bluebelles bloomin’ in the canyon,
mornin’ breaks like an unbroke Colt
she left Jicarilla before it left her cold
cuttin’ ‘cross the horizon line like blood in a cup of gold with a gun she stole from her grandfather & a fear of growin old
so tie our blue bandanas across our arms & crosses, I’m comin home, cuttin’ gravel roads gonna see them bluebelle blossoms
She was an undivided continent in a country prone to divides
unbroken as the earth under her horses holy strides he shone like god had stole his light from the gold in August’s eyes
they breathe like air was born to be the breath that breathes inside em
We rode bareback half-wax-moonlit hills til we could hear the country cryin’
& our horses balked like the blood we bought this land with never finished dryin’
She says “some days I believe in God, somedays I feel it’s me He’s denyin’”
somedays I swear she feeds her horses nothin’ but Copenhagen & diamonds
so tie our blue bandanas across our arms & crosses, I’m comin’ home, cuttin’ gravel roads, gonna see them bluebelle blossoms
there’s unholy harmony keenin’ across our gritty, deathless, West,
there is a sacred mountain slicin’ new stars into Orion’s sunscorched chest
there are sins I’d like to leave behind me when I lay me down to rest
there are blue eyed mustangs in the moonblind mornin’ & a woman outridin’ death
singin’ Tie our blue bandanas across our arms & crosses I’m comin’ home cuttin gravel roads, gonna see them bluebelle blossoms


from Rosas y Mesteños, released March 27, 2016



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An American Forrest is a western american storyteller and guitar picker from the conifer forests of Western Washington and Northern Idaho.


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