a new song for eleanor rigby (intermission #3)

After all my past has promised my future

i am ok today to be Eleanor Rigby

a version who steps out of the song

loneliness that has moved to solitude

and a chance to breathe

away from other people’s professional prescriptions

of what i should want and have to have

in order to be young forever,

warm and passionate forever, beautiful

once and forever but in a song

that always laments what wasn’t enough;

what must always be slightly sad


Ah, breath,

the singer meant well

as they all do; no harm to let me

take the song a little further,

after all these years

and finally live, let go

of those long past hymns

let go of letting alone

be such a lonely thing


© lyw

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