Published in Houdini (2002)
When you see a woman riding the air Well, you see a woman playing with fire, A woman made of storm and desire And she loves the whole damn zoo. But you can be sure, whatever I do, That I need my beer and bacon too. I wake every night at 4 A.M. And I tell my dreams to the man who is there, Dreams of animals not like him— A woman who rides on fire and air Loves to dream with the whole damn zoo But I need my beer and bacon too. My dreams ride out from the highest wire Bodies like bubbles of color down there, The feel of people of flesh and fire Streaming toward me along the air— But I make it clear, whatever I do, That I need my beer and bacon too.