The labouring world hastens by, fretting
"forward... forward..." bleary-eyed
as commuters at the lap-top early
aboard hurtling trains through fallow fields
where we'd lay singing; fa-la-la rising.
We've rode that train and laid on that moor.
Altogether we've yelled, "Forward, forward!"
And each silently cried "Return, return."
So full are the days required to learn
strains as plain as a birds tra-la-la.
Then what more needs to be fulfilled, and where
to find our freedom lying stilled in the dust?
I've burnt a message in a hidden tree
look closely my unforgiven, beaten dog.
I know you'll laugh and sing loud for me LA!