The Shine Journal - The Light Left Behind

Journeys Through Grief and Beyond

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RICHMOND BRIDGE
by
David Fancis
We hurried across the bridge
to a further bus stop
and we met no one--
why did we walk so fast?
I asked my two or three questions
in between the night and the dewy grass:

what is the meaning of death?
Why don't we ponder it with our joined breath?

And your birthday and your actual name:
why were they bracketed by Tomorrow?

And that delirious journey
on that empty bus--

why didn't I declare more than sorrow

and grab you and risk loss
instead of veil my cowardice

with songs and miss your rainbow?

David Francis has produced three albums of songs, one of poems,ALWAYS/FAR, a chapbook of lyrics and drawings, and the film"Village Folksinger" .

His poems and stories have appeared in a number of US and UK magazines.  http://davidfrancismusic.com

 

 

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