I went out for a walk

I went out for a walk and thought
about a lot of
things including you
and how my crooked 
steps criss-crossed with yours

I also thought about the cruel
tricks that time can play
and how our expectations can get
drowned in monotony

I thought about the way that death
outsmarts medicine
and the way that love
in kind
outsmarts even death

I walked across a field where I
used to throw a ball and felt
underneath my feet
a larger ball that circled around
one larger still

I walked past a library where
I once found a book that had
a map that showed the path between
childhood and old age

I walked across a bridge and saw
the cars pass underneath
and inside each one
one heart at least

I listened to the birds until
I almost understood
what they were trying to tell me about
you, and death, and love

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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