149th Chorus

I keep falling in love
      with my mother,
I dont want to hurt her
—Of all people to hurt.

Every time I see her
      she's grown older
But her uniform always
      amazes me
For its Dutch simplicity
And the Doll she is,
The doll-like way
      she stands
Bowlegged in my dreams,
Waiting to serve me.

      And I am only an Apache
      Smoking Hashi
      In old Cabashy
      By the Lamp.