Night and Day


The smell of burnt wood

The broken blackened matches on the floor

The wild eyes

Hand on breast, breast in hand

Broken necks lying in the sand on Sunday

Broken chairs

Tree leaves, trouble getting out of sleeves


The tide-coming-in coming in

Four arms four legs

Leg on leg on leg on leg

Dance, trouble getting out of pants


Broken minds lying in the grass on Friday

Broken heads

The past, trouble getting out at last


The tide-going-out going out

Two arms two arms

Two legs two legs

Cloud on cloud, dark until the morning

The smell of blood

The broken promise on the ground

The wise eyes

Hand on head, heart in hand

Broken waves falling on the shore on Monday

Broken bonds


Trouble getting out of trouble.