The Swing of Things

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The swing of things

Around here

Today

Resulted in a contagion

Like love on holiday

 

(Remarking to you

Around there that day

That you should smile

Was stupid and remiss)

 

The swing of things

Around here

Today

Is wearying

Like nostalgia for sun in rain

 

Around here now

The swing of things

Is hanging off its frame

Subdued like unclean velveteen

 

The swing of things

Around here

Today

Is seesawing like sea sickness

 

The swing of things

Around here

Today

Is a tolling, warped plastic bell

Is a stepless dance

Watched by a mob of lads

Wearing democracy

Like part timers.

 

Tim Smith

I write for money. Have done for decades. I've written about music, sport, cooking, games. I'm also a data miner who knows one end of a taxonomy from another. Feel free to get in touch.