The river people

The river people

Down here everyone says that the River People don’t really belong here.
   I know what it’s like to be a stranger and divide a town beside a frontier.
   People want your business and little more
   I’ve watched shadows lengthen from a closed door.
  
   Mountains wide, nothing is clearer to the River People than what the others try and hide.
   You spoke, pushed your chair back at the meeting and I could tell that you were petrified.
   You said the best people can suddenly oppose
   The sight of good will and then it arose.
   Two people, four people crossed the floor
   I saw children run, I wept amidst the uproar
  
   Around here your stranded face before moonlight, the color of the sea.
   You came up to the house after swimming on sunset and the flattened sea.
   The skyh ad opened, it had gone bust
   You and I watched the River People swim before us
   The sky had opened, it had gone bust
   You and I watched the river people swim before us
  
   You said the best people could suddenly oppose
   The sight of good will and then it arose.
   Two people, four people crossed the floor
   I saw children run, I wept amidst the uproar
   Down here . . .
   You came . . .

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: