-1Salt and Wild Orchids

Test these sands of time

Wade through the waters of my broken mind

This desert in decline

The oasis is dry

There's no terror like the fairer

When the bearings lose the bearer

And the seeker seeks the divine

There's no carer's more in error

When the starer spies the rarer

But the coward's cowed to hide

I've wandered through the desert for a hundred-dozen days

I've found a thousand shelters but none in which I'd stay

I've slept my nights beneath the stars for longer than I'd care

For once, I'd like some human ties, but stronger than I'd dare

Test these sands of time

Wade through the waters of my broken mind

This desert in decline

The oasis is dry

And nothing's dead yet, but dying