Night Time Town

                                                                                                                                           

Just a moment of discomfort

to pay for all our sins.

It only lasts an instant;

that’s all it takes to draw you in.

Time stretches on forever

when the wall are stretched too thin

between this world

and the next one,

and we start all this again.

                                                                                                                                           

We said we wouldn’t be afraid,

and we were mostly right.

Went into this with an acute

lust and appetite.

Wanted something out of this world

we couldn’t find in the light,

so down to the Night Time Town

we’d go to see the sights.

                                                                                                                                           

We became neighbors over water,

now over water is why we fight.

If we could drink the sky,

we’d probably die in flight.

We chase the things

that exist on the edge of our sight.

Shadows from the Night Time Town

haunt us our whole lives.

                                                                                                                                           

We should have left ourselves something sacred,

now we’ve got no refuge from the storm.

We’ve got nothing left to kill for,

nothing to burn to keep warm.

When our minds are as empty as our souls,

a demon is born,

of a life lived finding comfort

in its prettiest form.

                                                                                                                                           

The chains that enslave our minds

we once wore with pride.

We follow the song and the fiddle,

on down the line.

At the end we find what awaits,

is what we’ve been afraid

to face this whole time.

So, on the streets of the Night Time Town,

is where we choose to hide.

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                           

HG – 2020

One thought on “Night Time Town

  1. This is beautiful my friend. Lots of metaphors and such gorgeous descriptions.

    I love these lines

    “If we could drink the sky,

    we’d probably die in flight.

    We chase the things

    that exist on the edge of our sight.”

    Really nicely crafted my friend. Have a blessed day. Love to you and yours Joni 💕❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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