15 November 2011

Take A Bow

Take A Bow (Madonna 1995) 11/15

There’s no one here
across the empty field the lights blink out one by one and
how was I to know you’d break

apart in reentry
and scatter like confetti at New Years
There’s no one here

the lights are low and the fireflies are rising like shadows
In slow motion an eye blinks then twice
How was I to know you’d break

apart in reentry
That you would shed skin and eyes like clothing
There’s no one here

Somewhere an organ is breathing
the rasping lungs of a church no doubt a gray-haired choir –

How was I to know you’d break
apart in reentry

That I would be standing in this field glowing

There’s no one here

How was I to know you’d break