It’s a Moving World

Don’t you wonder sometimes
In this criminal world
Those kilometers and the red lights?

It’s a very modern world
But nobody’s perfect
Don’t you wonder sometimes?

I slide to the nearest bar
Wonder how the dollar went down
Those kilometers and the red lights

Somewhere there’s an ocean
Somewhere, someone’s calling me
Don’t you wonder sometimes?

We walked proud and lustful
In this resonant world
Those kilometers and the red lights

I feel a bit roughed up, feel a bit frightened
Nearly pin it down sometime
Don’t you wonder sometimes
Those kilometers and the red lights?

/ / /

This poem was written to the day five prompt at NaPoWriMo, where I’ve written a villanelle using lines from outside texts. Specifically, I’ve used lines from David Bowie songs from his “Berlin Trilogy”: Always Crashing in the Same Car, Sound and Vision, Fantastic Voyage, Move On, Yassassin, and Red Sails.

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