Tuesday, January 26, 2016

POEM: "2 Riffs On Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'"

2 Riffs On Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”

I. “A green field from a cold steel rail”

Those of us there are
Carry the ocean inside

As others that we lost
To pain or death or madness

Carry on regardless
As we carry on regardless

People sitting on a train
We ignore each another

We dream of other moments
Do you think you can tell

II. “Hot ashes for trees”

How the night hides all things
Except for shining words

96 tears, fears from fog
Youth from detachment

The sound of all the words
I heard and then forgot

The precise definition
Of these nails and tears

Wish, wishes, wished
Do you think you can tell

© 2016 Rob Schackne

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