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Midnight voices

 

Here they come, late night echoes on the

Aether.

Midnight voices, some you remember,

Some you don't. Faces and places. some

You remember, some you don't. Just had

A tiff, off to bed sulking and up they come

Midnight voices, pecking away at today,

Making yesterday look better than it was.

Should have married June, Jayne, Jackie,

Anyone, but the lovely girl you’ve just

Brought to tears downstairs.

 

Times, dates, jobs …

Midnight voices, nibbling away at the

Ear should have done this, should have

Done that. Can't go back now too late,

Job won't be there, he won't be there,

She won't se there. Should have said

Sorry, too late now, probably went to

The grave not knowing you cared.

Midnight voices, should have told her

You loved her, you'd have had lovely

Babies, now look what you've got -

Nothing!

 

Family, brother, sister ...

Midnight voices, should have stayed in

Touch when mum died, but where did

Jeff move to, where did Pam go? Promised

To stay in touch but they never did. I could

Have gone round, but if they don't want to

Know me … Midnight voices, what about

The ashes? Still in the back bedroom,

Going to have to do something with 'em

One day...

 

© Joseph G Dawson
22/01/2019 and earlier






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