The Maize of Love

he passes the street corner
into the maize of love
from cornfield to cornfield
moving in secret, shifting with the stalks
shifting with the seasons

they say that he has no wife
but never goes to bed alone
there’s love found in the cornfields
where he spends hour after hour
yet they never saw her with him

what do you say? hey hey
can this be right now?
he’s in love with someone
that’s not his wife now?
he’s in love with someone
who can’t bear his child?
what do you? hey hey
to someone lost in the maize

he knows how to keep silence
so only few will bother to pry
they wait in the cornfield for her
yet she remains invisible
from now to never

what do you say? hey hey
can this be right now?
he’s in love with someone
that’s not his wife now?
he’s in love with someone
who can’t bear his child?
what do you? hey hey
to someone lost in the maize

somewhere in the maize of love
you’re gonna find that lover there
you’re gonna find who he goes
to bed with at night
i can tell you for a fact
it’s not his wife
the cornfield knows that
it’s not his wife

hey hey
like the growing corn
his mystery grows too
hey hey
what to do you know
about the cornfield of love
and the ones in the shadows
shifting with the stalks
shifting with the seasons
shifting forever

what do you say? hey hey
can this be right now?
he’s in love with someone
that’s not his wife now?
he’s in love with someone
who can’t bear his child?
what do you? hey hey
to someone lost in the maize

shifting with seasons
shifting in the stalks
shifting up and down in bed
shifting the maize of love
hey hey

-Copyright 2008: Carter Tachikawa

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