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Mississippi (Craig Siemsen c. 2001).

Surge up the banks in your disturbance
Mechanical tools churn your ageless grace
They hold on

golden serpents
caress your shores
the evil in us?
or the beauty of design
they remember not
go back to no home
theirs is freedom
in death

muddy waters slide
on past my memories
of what you are
surge up the banks
in quiet meditation
yours is forever
as water does flow
as birds will cry out
in need of mate and silence
fall to the river
consumed by the depths
carried on by the movement
How far will you go?
carried by the passion

earth smells
richest by water
meld with the soil
How far will you go?
carried by the pain

Move on river
doesn’t wait
doesn’t care
ageless movement
full circle
guiding up earth’s surface
Heron flies
image reflected
in dark water
helps me forget
my humanity
as golden serpent
forgets it’s home

Move on!
and quiet the soul
in the fluids wombs
movement of birth


“Milwaukee based singer/songwriter/guitarist Siemsen offers his second CD. Acoustic instrumentation back his pleasing voice and confident songs. His press kit refers to a ‘bumper crop of love songs with happy outcomes.’ Of these, ‘Walk on’ is a gem. It opens the CD with summery images and is so damn bold with its cuteness that only someone head over heels could make it work. But there are other sides to his emotional palate. The title track is a heartbreaking tale of his grandfather, a good man who never realized his own dreams. ‘New Age Casanova’ lives up to its title and will either have you rolling or looking inward! Great stuff!”

– Victory Review

“Great CD!”

– Jim Glynn WMSE, Milwaukee, WI

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