Drowning In The Day

November remembers
And January looks both ways
The seeds we planted in the winter
Have blossomed
And the days popped out of the holes in the ground In a daisy chain
All tied together
And when the clay was softer
I made myself a sister and I hid her from the weather
I hid you didn’t i? I hid you didn’t i?

Daylight spoils at the thought of it Cold water boils at the thought of it
But you
But you
Wont go, won’t stay, i’m drowning in the day

But what for me was summer
Was for you the baking heat
And from the distant thunder
I think that someone somewhere
Has spilt the milk!
They crawl into their oubliettes
And fill their mouths with cigarettes
And try so very hard to die
I hear the pigeons playing skittles with the broken bottles
And so do i
I loved you didnt i? I loved you didnt i?

Daylight spoils at the thought of it
Cold water boils at the thought of it
But you
But you
Wont go, won’t stay, i’m drowning in this day

Seiriol Davies and Wendy Bevan 2010

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