Water Has Risen


Darwinian democracy

speaker fit to think for me

injesting stained and altered past

how long can it last?


are we still fit to survive?

this is something we must ask

shall we just compromise?

failing this, our greatest task?


itís better i fly

the level of the water has risen

feather my side

the level of the water has risen


ďthe flood is nearĒ a prophet said

a quake will come and shake our head

like children listening to the land

ancient symbols, ancient plans


the skin i habitate is worn

breathing water, feeding storm

sky shoulders carry what they can

lift me up from where i stand


itís better i fly

the level of the water has risen

feather my side

the level of the water has risen

wings are found

a creature caught in weather has risen



Words by David Delmar & Warren Nelson. ©1997



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