From the album The Meaning of 8- 2007

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Your 8th Birthday
Who could hang a dead man's swing-set from the moon? 
You did, and then you gave it to the ghosts and the witches.

Who can say goodbye with a yodel-ay-hee-hoo?
You did, with the promise that the dead are now magicians. 


. This hymn rings with the singing of three cheers for the king of the jungle gym.
He's the kid who’s sword it is a worm handshake…a birthday cake invitation.

You make traffic jams feel like parades.
You bury the dead with the faith that makes lightning bugs swarm as if it was graduation.


. Who could change a silly life into a screaming supernova?
You do.

Who could change my sleepy brain into the eye of a hurricane?