Man in Black


I was five
I sensed even then why you wore black
I fell asleep in my mothers lap
I couldn't stay awake
for the whole concert

I wanted be near you, John
I wanted to hear you
It sounded like a train
and even then I knew
poetry was a form of honesty

Something passed between us then
when I was only five
Later, when I was older
the glittering darkness
was like a light
it came for me when my brother died


For Johnny Cash

Comments

M@ said…
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Anonymous said…
Who is Johnny Cash?
fakeSteve said…
"The future is not questionable, but for me it is a path of light."

Good work here.
anon, John was a country music star of the sixties and seventies.

fake-thanks!

matt-do you hate DC?