5 o’clock Shadow

They knew first

The flies knew

They always know

Flies buzzing around your eyes

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Eventually

You can’t be fussed to brush away those flies

Not now, not ever again.

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What’s been done has gone

What’s not will never be

The Time has come.

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Carry me there, wash my face

Hold my hand, stroke my brow

Light of Life, leave me now.

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CLP 04/10/2018

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