Lightning In A Twilight Hour

The Absentee

Disco: Fragments Of A Former Moon [2015]
Autor: Robert James Wratten © Elefant Publishing

Oh the devil’s making mischief

Dirty rags that hang

From black lines to the south west


A fog upon the sea

No sailor among them


Washed up on the shore

A pocketful of Keats

Build a pyre on the beach


She’s kneeling on the dark sand

Sad grey eyes

The smoke begins to rise


With the absentee

The wild scenery

Appears to harmonise


Well-kindled flames of yellow

Glisten and quiver

Yet the heart remains entire

A spirit soars

Over old watchtowers


Nothing fades

Just a sea change