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Precarious Waltz

from All That Heaven Allows by Thomas Truax

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PRECARIOUS WALTZ

Time is a Merry-Go-Round
Happiness a moving target

My Partner and I
Under star-speckled sky
Were walking home one recent night

Just past the gate
At the usual shortcut
We came on a wondrous sight

Sat six feet before us
A marvelous fox
At the base of the walnut tree

He sized me up
Then he sized up my parter
He stared at us imploringly

I said "Hey there Fox,
Have we interrupted something?
Are you having a private conversation
With that tree?"
He seemed so brave
And determined to stand his ground

Then a thin desperate meow
came down from a bough
Where a white kitten perched anxiously

She stared down at me
Then stared at my partner
She stared at us imploringly

You're a sly one you fox
But tonight's not your night
We clapped twice to shoo him away

The fox sprang off left
Then the cat jumped down right
And they both ran off separately

I wonder if that cat
Had always been white
Or if fright had just turned her that way

That dance of death
And that dance of life
They waltz so precariously

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from All That Heaven Allows, released January 19, 2018

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Thomas Truax Birmingham, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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