Night and Day

The smell of burnt wood
The broken blackened matches on the floor
The wild eyes
Hand on breast, breast in hand
Broken necks lying in the sand on Sunday
Broken chairs
Tree leaves, trouble getting out of sleeves
The tide-coming-in coming in
Four arms four legs
Leg on leg on leg on leg
Dance, trouble getting out of pants
Broken minds lying in the grass on Friday
Broken heads
The past, trouble getting out at last
The tide-going-out going out
Two arms two arms
Two legs two legs
Cloud on cloud, dark until the morning
The smell of blood
The broken promise on the ground
The wise eyes
Hand on head, heart in hand
Broken waves falling on the shore on Monday
Broken bonds
Trouble getting out of trouble.