"tiptoe" by Ani DiFranco

tiptoeing through the used condoms
strewn on the piers
off the west side highway
sunset behind 
the skyline of jersey
walking towards the water
with a fetus holding court in my gut
my body highjacked
my tits swollen and sore
the river has more colors at sunset 
than my sock drawer ever dreamed of
i could wake up screaming sometimes
but i don't
i could step off the end of this pier but
i've got shit to do
and i've an appointment on tuesday
to shed uninvited blood and tissue
i'll miss you i say 
to the river to the water
to the son or daughter 
i thought better of
i could fall in love 
with jersey at sunset
but i leave the view to the rats
and tiptoe back

Ani DiFranco Lyrics brought to you by danah boyd since 1995