I Dreamt I Was A Boat

from by Erik Sanko

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I dreamt I was an empty boat
floating on the sea, but the sea was black
and swallowed anything that sailed upon its back.
I dreamt I was a lonely snake
snaking through the earth, but the earth was black
and swallowed anything that snaked upon its back.
And I dreamt I had a Valentine's, pressed her lips to mine,
but her lips were black
and they swallowed anything that passed before their crack.
And I dreamt you were a photograph swaddled all in white
I kissed your wooden spine and swallowed all my pride -
you are no longer mine.
Then I dreamt we were alone at last
drifting to the sun because the sun was white
I followed all my clues, to me the sun was you,
I followed all my clues, to me the sun was you
and I'm following the sun but the sun won't follow me.

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from Puppet Boy, released March 25, 2016

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Erik Sanko New York, New York

Erik Sanko is best known as a contributor to many of downtown NYC's infamous musical elite and a founding member of the joyfully raucous Skeleton Key.
After releasing the critically acclaimed solo record "Past Imperfect, Present Tense" in 2001 Erik broke a guitar string and lost his train of thought.
Expect the follow up no sooner than 2029.
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