As I stand on the stone of angelic retreat
reflecting in sermon’s respect,
a somnolent moment of drunk interlude
captivates worthless rejection.
She dances to me like some sad peter pan
in faded charade of a grim dance hall band
for a chance to retrieve nestled chastity
as sanctity falls from her lap.
Something to settle yet firmly inside,
I ignore what she says as she softly exhales —
this light-shattered maiden
of anywhere’s street bending
softly to blow out the light at my feet.
Respect: Otis Redding performed by Aretha Franklin
Drunk: Vic Chesnutt
She: Gram Parsons performed by Emmylou Harris
Sad Peter Pan: Vic Chesnutt
Something: George Harrison performed by The Beatles