19 February 2009

left off the map

thought moved to act but we were not well set

in those divisions of a high career

where much that we may want does not appear

in open form instead we have to fret

about the gifts that no good child could get

no options then except the most austere

will be allowed that's all we have to hear

the rest is silence or else is regret

you move your feet in quite another time

to music that no longer speaks of joy

in what we are but of historic pain

recorded as the annals of long crime

the means we find that foulest thieves employ

to loose the goods held on the silver chain

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