Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Cab Company

The radio plays.
Des drives, voices
in the cab for company.

He drives, smokes
when the voices said
Des, you're a long time dead.

He drives, expects that trouble lies ahead.
In the narrow places, the lights
of the oncoming trucks hurt his eyes.

Drives, approaches
Tollard Royal, misty with trees
where the rain breathes

and Des doesn't guess
as the road winds and thins
how soon long time is.


  1. as the road winds and thins

    This is a last track if ever there was one. Moving from "winds" to "thins" the mouth itself narrows.

  2. Yes, a last track indeed. It happened nearly 20 years ago. Don't know why it's bothering me now, but there you are.

    Thanks for stopping by.



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