Strikethrough 20

Created Sat Oct 10 2020

I.
We go down
 
Leaf littered crescents
 
On our bikes as evening closes in
 
Mist from football pitches
 
The bonfire craters at one end
 
Are three blackened bomb sites
 
We pedal on, into the trees
 
Leaving our breath to hang and blend
 
Into the mist behind us
 
Our childhoods behind us
 
I did not know you then
 
I do not know you now
 
II.
We go down
 
Leaf littered crescents
 
On our bikes as evening closes in
 
Mist from football pitches
 
The bonfire craters at one end
 
Are three blackened bomb sites
 
 
We pedal on, into the trees
 
Leaving our breath to hang and blend
 
Into the mist behind us
 
Our childhoods behind us
 
I did not know you then
 
I do not know you now
 
 
insert wild abandon
 
 
omit inner calm
insert kinetic force
omit hesitation
 
 
insert raw ache
 
omit apathy
 
 
 
III.
We go
Leaf littered crescents
 
On our bikes as evening closes in
 
Mist from
bonfire craters
blackened bomb sites
 
 
We pedal on, into the trees
 
Into the mist behind us
 
I did not know you then
 
I do not know you now
 
 
IV.
We go
Leaf littered crescents
 
On our bikes as evening closes in
 
Mist from
bonfire craters
blackened bomb sites
 
 
We pedal on, into the trees
 
Into the mist behind us
 
I did not know you then
 
I do not know you now
 
 
 
omit tumbling
insert hesitant steps
 
 
 
 
insert purity of movement
 
 
 
 
V.
We go
Leaf littered
as evening closes in
Mist from
bonfire craters
blackened bomb sites
 
into the trees
Into the mist behind us
I did not know you then
I do not know you now
 

Author

Stephen O

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