Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Siblings at the Playground

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time it was
and what a—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—time it was
it was—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

—a time of innocence,
a time of confidences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long ago
it must be—

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a photograph.

I have a photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And what a

time it was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was
a time of innocence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A time of confidences—
long ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It must be
I have a photograph.
Preserve your memories.
They’re all that’s left you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
Of the high shoes
Of the old friends

 

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their overcoats
Waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city
Sifting through the trees
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends

 

Can you imagine us years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be seventy

 

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear…

 

Time it was
and what a
time it was
it was
a time of innocence
a time of confidences.

 

Long ago
it must be
I have a photograph
preserve your memories
they’re all that’s left you.

          —Simon & Garfunkel / Lyrics by Paul Simon

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