just like a midwife : socrates / sappho

i’m going to write you a love song
though it don’t pay the rent
i’m going to play with destiny
to hear what’s heaven sent

socrates / sappho hung with the rest of them
questioning everything
s/he knew life don’t have meaning
if it don’t have that swing

yeah i could be a cynic or a canadian cowboy or i could be both
cause sensitivity is subjective and i’m a loving fool . . .

s/he lived for irony (ironing) for irony s/he died
government didn’t like her/his style
just like a midwife
inspiring you to self-realize

i live for music for music i’ll die
will they spike my hemlock with cider?
just like a midwife
inspiring you to move your thighs

i’m going to write you a love song though it don’t pay the rent
i’m going to play with destiny questioning everything
just like a midwife or a midwifes son just like a midwife

socrates mother was a midwife and wore big boots . . .
socrates referred to himself as a midwife encouraging people
to birth their own knowledge, therefore to think for themselves
sappho was a poet who conducted a university on the greek isle
of lesbos, see Socratic Irony Hemlock the Cynics the Delphi Oracle
Duke Ellington and Robert Kroetsch’s, “Delphi: Commentary”

© sylvi & see through publishing 1993 (socan)

on Coastal Chants CD (2008)

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