– muddy waters –


off, rinse off, feels

like I’ve been baptized. Jump

off, jump off, this

vessel has capsized.

Down by the ba-

you, child… spirits wash

over me.


got, forgot my

mission to swim, di-

straught, distraught, o-

ver my weak limbs,

but no limbs are need-

ed, child… in or-

der to see…


‘Cause it’s a

wild time…

in these muddy wa-


and I

know it’s rough…

once the breathing gets hard-



ty’s neither complex

nor profound when you

trust in your strokes that

you won’t drown, and you’ll

make it out…

out these muddy wa-




D.J. Whisenant



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