5 o’clock Shadow

They knew first

The flies knew

They always know

Flies buzzing around your eyes



You can’t be fussed to brush away those flies

Not now, not ever again.


What’s been done has gone

What’s not will never be

The Time has come.


Carry me there, wash my face

Hold my hand, stroke my brow

Light of Life, leave me now.


CLP 04/10/2018

“Flies buzzing around your eyes.” is taken from Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan.