13 August 2011

Early Doors

Early Doors 8/13

And this body has seen a few nights
pull up to the edges of its toes
cool them like the ocean piling on

There have been a few places softened
and quite a few hardened there are
so many white threads of scar tissue
around the heart still pumping blood

It used to be that if you came in
early that if you were the first
you could take your choice of the
front and centers down by the stage

The theater as they say was your world
which was your oyster and here were
the bits and bobs for the picking

This body is past the early doors
there is no one who can be first