the duke asleep

     the duke asleep
          to David Bowie R.I.P.

even to you,
good duke,
the night
has come
that shadow
of the wall
over the green,
the blue one
of your eyes
lowered them
into darkness
stolen you
in song

11 january 2016

3 thoughts on “the duke asleep”

  1. Thanks, John. I wrote it for a colossal fan of his, who’s so distraught. He was the background sound for many of our generation, and exploded out its excesses on the stage for all to see, envy and imitate.

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