Cooling Towers

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Parking the car
out by the cooling towers
breathe the quiet in
lit by the moon
not going anywhere

Thinking on
all those sad miles behind me...

Remember when we were nineteen
kissing in the back seat
tucked into the kerb
lit by our lust
not going anywhere

Thinking on
all those mad miles behind me...

When we were nineteen
everything was a fire
everything was flame
but everything evaporates
like steam rising

I've driven up this road
and come back down again
not going anywhere
not the silver in my hair
nor the lines around my eyes
not going anywhere

Thinking on
all those bad miles behind me...

Sitting in the car
flicking the headlights on
and off again
when did everything evaporate
like steam rising

Not going anywhere
forehead against the steering wheel
tears bursting on my knees
whispering
'just kiss me
just kiss me
in the backseat of my car...

 

(Feb, 2017)

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Hannah Collins

Wed 18th Oct 2017 20:44

Sad, poignant. Full of images.

Hannah

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 18th Oct 2017 10:45

This is a very cleverly thought out piece Tom. I love the repetition and the slight changes (mad bad sad) in them.

Good work

G

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