“you know it’s time for you to go” by Letson Williams

in thecompany of corpses
      three nights
   three times
         three
   and then
it’s upto me
theydon’t say anything
theyaren’t listening
   but
oneshifted
andturned in the night
i woke
with astart
   asked ‘is everything allright?’
   before i chance remembered
before igave to flight
   i tried
now   i no more read it
thanlived it
      that’s just the facts
the fusewas dipped
thenlit
   it glowed a good long time
      in low light
thehigher the hang
themore dead   the ore
andthat leads directly
   back to the corpse
have nodoubt that the logic is sound
the suncomes up
just assurely as it goes down
now   ifyou’d come in the summertime
whenthere’s more accommodating ground
whenthe sight doesn’t much bother
    with the sound
and thehills hold fate
in themeaning of song
   they know how to sing
how tosing along
   alone
andundone
that’senglish
whereyou feign death
thepressure works
fromeither end
to yourmiddle
     muddled
bigpressure
waitsfor words
understandswhat is heard
friendlychinese
twohours
orthree
do notuse
   this time
toexplain
      use the time
toreclaim the remains
   introspection
is yourname
thatwater was cold enough
and thebottle filled right on up
but   i bow out
holdback
   held down
         it is no worry of mine
on ablack horse
   for hope
andthrough the kind of rain
thatonly wants to be
   snow
it weeps
  then it moans
you know it’s time
      for you to go

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