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Doug L Posted - 09/26/2019 : 09:44:34
TONIGHT THE STARS ARE CLOSER

A farm house near a ballpark
Light comes through the trees
The sound of horses in the dark
The summer on its knees
Amber glow of a cigarette
His porch a lonely boat
That song that he is writing yet
A lozenge in his throat

A motor home out by the shed
Hubcaps raw with rust
Highways running through his head
The memories we trust
Scars along the neck and frets
The chords he loves to play
Remembering what the world forgets
The year, the month, the day

Tonight the stars are closer
They shine upon his brow
There's a radio in outer space
I'm listening to it now

A long way south to Texas
Forever's farther still
The earth grinds on her axis
He wonders if she will
Turn one day without his soul
His suffering done at last
And the piper come to pay the toll
And will the music last?

The ballpark now in shadow
The lights have been turned off
The horses in the meadow
The lozenge and the cough
I listen as he drops the D
I hear him clear his throat
His porch is drifting out to sea
The moon unties his boat

Tonight the stars are closer
They shine upon his brow
There's a radio in outer space
I'm listening to it now
I'm listening to it now

DL

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