“Bright/Dark World”

Bright/Dark World
November 4, 2020

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Never seen the stars so bright
in these city constellation skies. 
I’ve been orphaned once or twice
but never seen a night so bright.
I’ve never seen a night so bright.

I think I see Orion’s arm
hunting Eos till she brings the dawn.
If you give a man back his sight,
he’ll look for you until he dies.
No greater beauty in his eyes.

Did you ever see the one 
about the man who slept
right up till the apocalypse 
and suddenly – he awakes 
unto a world gone crazy?
I am awake –  but you are gone.

Listen to these grown-ups scream.
Blowin, goin, splittin at the seams.
I learned a hard lesson just ago – 
there’s freedom in the letting go.
There’s freedom when you let it all go.

These talking heads on the news
Charting pathways through reds & blues
Hoping that their vote’ll pull through.
Well, I cast mine long ago, and it’s:
I will wait forever for you. 
I will wait forever for you.

It’s morning in a bright-dark world
The city sleeps, flags are furled.
I’ve never seen a night so bright.
I’ve never missed you like tonight.
I’ve never missed you like tonight.

© Charlie Young, 2021.

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