perfect moon by patti smith

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perfect moon
I am calling
perfect moon
clad impure
I approach
your naked neck
barefoot
baying
perfect moon

perfect moon
I am with you
perfect moon
I adore
surrendering
to thy great
hands
I am yours
perfect moon

Copyright © Patti Smith 1996

[from Ivan Kral’s Nostalgia album, 1996 (poem performed with music by John Cale). Note that the text is of the poem “december”, p. 90, Early Work / 1970 – 1979, Copyright © Patti Smith 1994.]