Thursday, April 26, 2018

the old songs

recovering the songs
is never easy

one generation
stops listening

one generation
stops singing

the words are emptied
and full of noise

they become a jumble
of vowels

a string of consonants—
nonsensical rhymes

is it possible to know
what the song is about

when we have no idea
what the words mean

find someone
who knows the old songs