Closing Time

I’ll tell you about the morning

The moment of sunset

When the world turns grey for everyone

And the lights switch on

The anticipation hovers

Like the child within

Wondering in which direction

The play is

We entered dark times

With the ease of the fading light

With barely a flicker of acknowledgement

We conquered the night

With the flavour of dissatisfaction

To remind us when we awoke

Heavy of head and of heart

The night conquered us all

And tore us apart

Took all

Going spare

We turned ourselves inside out

Searching the parts

We share

To reclaim

Those stolen times