Paul, Pining for His Wife

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Written and Performed by Slow Dakota (PJ Sauerteig)
Mixed and Produced by Sahil Ansari
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Additional Vocals by Sarah Sauerteig


"Paul, Pining for His Wife"

Diane, I bought a little white and royal Afghan;
She sleeps with me often in the kitchen
For often I simply lack the courage
To sleep in the room where you slept.

Diane, I cleared away the ivy from the garden;
I made room to finally grow the lilac
That Whitman used to scatter in his bedroom
At night when he was writing his poems.

Early in the morning I go out with boots and ruffled hair -
Something you would always do before -
Down to gather water from the creek behind the neighbors’ house,
But the bucket’s far too hard to lift.

Oh! For all the time that I spent sleeping while the sun came up -
You were making coffee from the rain…
Wading in the water while the walleye come and gather round,
Nibbling at my feet, nibbling at my feet!


from The Ascension of Slow Dakota, released July 22, 2016



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(PJ Sauerteig)

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