week 2: neighbor joe

by Max García Conover

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my neighbor joe
by max garcía conover

my dog died in 2005
she was holding my heart and i was holding her hide in the rain

my neighbor joe shot my dog
he said "i killed her cause you called the cops on me"

when i die my only ghost is for you joe
otherwise i'm staying gone when i go

after that my grandpa passed
at night sometimes i'd wonder when we'd meet

my dad said "when you're dead you're dead"
my mother disagreed

i said "when i die my only ghost is for our neighbor joe
otherwise i'm staying gone when i go"

i hated joe
he had a daughter though
and i would carve her name on the creek stones
i was hunting raccoons in the wax moon
and she came to me one day before the dawn
she said "hold me"
she said she couldn't sleep
she said she had a vision where she lay
in the low weeds of the dry creek
and her naked body was covered with snakes
"that's how i'll die" she said
and i said "i'd be glad to die with you that way any day"

and when i die my only ghost is for your daddy joe
otherwise i'm staying gone when i go
i swear to god my only ghost is for you joe
otherwise i'm staying gone when i go

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released February 1, 2015

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