AND THE SUN SHONE

AND THE SUN SHONE
THROUGH HIGH WINDOWS
IN THE NEW PART
OF THE OLD SCHOOL
IN THE WINDOWS
THERE WERE STORIES
THEY TOLD OF FAST FOOD
AND OF NEW CARS
THEY WERE ADVERTS
IN THE STAINED GLASS
AND THE LEAD
THEN THE NOISE CAME
SHORT AND SHARP
HARD AND TAUT
THROUGH THE WALL

JUST ONE MAN
IN A GREY SUIT
AND A PINK TIE
TRIED QUIETLY
TO EXPLAIN
THROUGH THE WALL
THEN THE CRASH CAME
BRICK AND BLUE SKY
POURED IN
A BRICK CAME
IT THUMPED HIS HEAD
AND HE STAGGERED
ON LEGS OF SOFT MEAT
TOWARDS THE WALL
AND HE STUMBLED
AND HE FELL
AND HIS DRUNKEN WORDS
STOPPED WHERE HE FELL