WSP_0149_Graceland Hill

from by Jonathan Burks



on mushrooms in the moonlight
twenty-five years ago
I knew you for the first time
your head beaming rivers of gold

heavy frozen branches
bursting silent and still
halo round your frame
throwing light down
on Graceland Hill

when I was a kid
winter brought lost wind and flight
thin plastic spaceships
sailing on physics and ice

into the cold
we climbed to catch that thrill
one with the now
zooming down
Graceland Hill

innocence lost
experience awkwardly won
your hands told mine
how to finish what didn't get done

headlights grabbed our shadows
and tossed them into the chill
cold dark relief
of the backseat
at Graceland Hill


from Weekly Song Post, track released January 5, 2016




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