Humming along to an echo

By TropicalSnowstorm

Last night I dreamed I was listening to Morrissey,
and found myself humming in echo for hours.
 
I'm so sorry
I'm so sorry
Why do you come here
When you know it makes things hard for me?
 
Now I can barely bring to mind the girl
who introduced me to Suedehead
and rolled her eyes when I asked
if it was a poor man’s Leatherface.
Those days were innocent, but full of
fumbling fingers and mismanaged
clasps in futile attempts not to be,
unfulfilled angst behind steamed windows.
 
For ages I held onto the arrogance
that she spent years pining over me,
weekends rocking with knees to her chest,
gulping back tears, and listening to sad songs.
Such indulgence made the squandered time
on my own journey seem less disgraceful,
with days lost to hangovers and an aimless search
for happiness leaving at least someone missing me.
 
Oh, so many illustrations
Oh, but
I'm so very sickened
Oh, I am so sickened now
 
This morning I woke to a sunny day with somewhere to go,
and found myself humming a song by Morrissey.
 

-- by Steve McKennon, 4 December 2016



**Italicized lines from the song Suedehead by Morrissey
 

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Copyright 2016 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Monday, December 5, 2016.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

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  • Noel Haiasi On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Noel Haiasi (52)By person wrote:

    You snuck a laugh out of me with that quip about Leatherface, but seriously this was an excellent write as I've come to expect from you. Keep writing friend.

  • carlosjackal On Monday, December 5, 2016, carlosjackal (2030)By person wrote:

    Wicked, wicked piece with stanzas 3 and 4 being my absolute favourites as I've definitely been there...The whole piece was amazing and I love Morrissey though his work with The Smiths will never be topped. Great stuff, Steve.

  • 10 Forty Three On Monday, December 5, 2016, 10 Forty Three (708)By person wrote:

    This was without a doubt really well executed from beginning to end. Great reflection indeed. - 10:43

  • River Lily On Monday, December 5, 2016, River Lily (1042)By person wrote:

    "unfulfilled angst behind steamed windows" great lines in this..this one stuck with me. This was a lovely reflection of times past..nostalgia in sepia tones :) it was nice reading something new from you..missed your pen Scholar

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