FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

FAREWELL, MY LOVELY

I have spent too much
time in the south, the harbour
town, where commerce is
queen; and the populace
dances to her wishes…
*
O Babylon, the great
what a bitch
you have been!
*
and I, in your lap,
some sort of sorry
servant, to do your
bidding, as the gulls
call
*
and the crows of the 
north, carrion birds
they call me, too…
to the ultimate freedom
*
freedom is where you are
freedom is a good car
and I drive
just fine
*
I have driven past
all my relationships
seem strangely tinged
with the hue of time
like faded photographs
*
each time I say hello
to an old friend
I feel that I am
saying goodbye
*
I am going to some
new place
where I have always
been
beyond the river
where pines echo
in the wind.
 
*
 
(C)May 5/85 by W.G. Milne
      Jamestown Restaurant 
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