What are you
afraid of And
why do you shake?
Is it demons
from the past Or the shadows
in our wake?
He folded the paper
Put it in his pocket
The bodies turning in the moonlight
Hanging at the cross roads
Hung for everyone to see
There in front of the church.
blood running down the roots of the tree
He’s older now, but he remembers
As everyone gathers at the alter…
The dust still sticking to his shoes…
I met him when he was older. His hands shaking, as he told me…
What he did at the docks…
Shooting a man for seven hundred dollar bills because he only had five.
He said you never forget the light leaving their eyes…
The things you do just to fit in.
Keeps you up at night….
We like to think we changed
But it wasn’t that long ago.
It was only yesterday.
Simon: I’m thinking about making a wine.
Simon: Yes, it will be really great. Hints of Bone Broth, bark and dark thistles.
Ethan: Mmm (gags) that sounds (gags) delicious.
What’s the name?
Garf: I got this, name it, Din Din number 1
Ethan: I can tell you’re new at this.
Simon: Beagle Brigade
Hear her call
She lives in the RV at the end of it all
5 little ones
Everyone knows she just can’t feed anymore
If houses are homes
it’s coming down
And winter it keeps coming
But summer is hell
But they kept saying
Anne you can have it all
If you just clean up a little
Smile a little more
She keeps praying
She keeps praying that her kids just won’t wake up to this anymore.
The rain was thundering
The lightning crashing
Like a ship breaking through a shore
Like the finger of god
Scorched the earth across town
Everyone’s eyes were blind
Was passed off
eyes of Anne
The rain thundered down
She came to the Emergency
The blood ran down
Like the rain against the windows of everyone’s white washed streets
Anne prayed don’t let me have another mouth to feed
And everyone met again
At the square
doesn’t have a dollar to pay for her pills or her bills
And Anne couldn’t make the trip
Hear her call
The day they put Anne in the ground
At the back of the gate
the council met
Behind doors that locked
And children with filled stomachs
Tucked away in their beds
and a hard rain fell
And in the emergency
A new mother cries …
And even today
Everyone is quiet when they pass by
Where there was an RV at the end of it all…
Down by the river
Just at the break of dawn
The grass has grown
The water is swamp
My youth is washed
A long time ago
It was clearer still…
And the men go hunting
And time moves through my hands like sand
The physical and torn element
This is time
And I wonder about my place in it
And the women
And used to read
They said there was news shared
But in the world of men and giants and shadows
And ever changing fears
Of cold Mondays
Where do you go
How have you grown?
So many more…
All of their shadows
In the water
how easy it would have been
To just sit
And fit in the places made for them
I wonder what they thought
What they wrote
If you ever see them down by the river
Pizza man: Hey Simon!
Simon: Hey best friend.
Garfunkel: Hey Who is it?
Simon: Nobody, go away.
Pizza man: that’ll be 15 dollars.
Garf: You can’t PAY the pizza man with dog treats. He needs cash. He’s gonna cut your paws off!
Simon: Well, I hope he likes dog treats.
Simon: This is my friend puddles. He’s going to pay you.
Garf: What? That’s not my name !
Pizza man: that’s a cool name
Simon: It’s cause he pees in the floor.
Ethan: Hey man, here’s your money. Sorry it took so long. Come on boneheads.
Garf: Come on man, I gotta watch my shows! It’s almost time for the Orville.
Ethan: Speaking of Space, the final, frontier… on the day of today, we took our very first picture of a black hole.
Simon: Rocket man!!!