Caught by surprise

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I have known a lot of people and
It would be easy to say that some were good
and some were bad
but nobody was either.
The worst had good and the best had bad,
had and have and will have again,
over and over and over

I have known a lot of passions
and scrapes and scars and the eyes of stars
falling down the rabbit hole and
finding your love there
all wrapped up in a cloud

I have known a lot of mornings
where the sun never came up
and I remember the first time we stayed up all night
and got caught by surprise
in the infinite sunrise

I have known a lot of dreams
and promises, hopes, and wishes
some unfolded spectacularly
some went off like fireworks
some drowned in their own filth
but most of them still limp along
waiting to be caught by surprise

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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