Just returned from a John Prine show in Woodinville. It was a perfect night, warm with an almost full moon. Prine is, of course, moving and some would say more so now that half his throat is removed. He sang this one...
It got me thinking about that woman a few weeks ago who knelt on the tracks at Carkeek and waited for the next train. I haven't really been able to shake that image from my mind even though, as some of you know, I can be pretty callous. Old trusty dark humor isn't working on this one and I still see her there.. kneeling, waiting.
I guess it's the kneeling part that gets me.
So this is a mixed metaphor of sorts. Maybe she only meant to tie her shoe because as everybody knows an untied shoe is dangerous.
Ole John is 65 now. He sings most of his songs a bit slower now. I think they are even more potent.
It really is only a half inch of water, no body should be left to drown.