Friday, February 28, 2014

Stuck in winter

I start to explain
You interrupt me again
Unfinished sentence

You try to explain
Angrily I turn to leave
Blame and counter blame

Stuck in winter
Fighting over being right
Spring a listless dream

Our love lies bleeding
Pull the emergency brake
Let's laugh at ourselves

To be lost as a man

Try it:
Be hard, be self-congratulating
Tough and loud
Disparaging --
Taking no prisoners

And as one by one
your mates drift away into their own awakenings
There you still are:
Woooden-hearted --
A prisoner


Cherry red blood
Welling where its head should be
I murdered a beetle

Trying to help
Sweeping it off the tarmac
I lost its head