Strangers Again

Strangers Again

 

Coffeeshops and office parks; cafeteria throwing sparks

A wave of motion from a gun; don’t doubt me

Radiation suits in cases

An endless tide of merchants’ faces

West: the warheads cross Pacific

 

These could be the best days of your life

Don’t think twice about me

These could be the best days of your life

Don’t think twice

 

All girls in gray and silver stockings — 

platinum pale particular somethings;

all pink clouds are silk; 

they are mirages.

Awake some warm and gentle morning,

the Eastern promise … solemn warning;

flesh to wake, tomorrow;

today is useful.

 

These could be the best days of your life

Don’t think twice about me

These could be the best days of your life

Don’t think twice about me

 

(Life Underwater Music, 2007)

James O'Brien