In the evening

Stillness in the air tonight
deeper in the dark moonlight
ever something left to breathe
the lungs that capture dust and
brittle blades that cut as glass
turn the wrist and lips to brass
drink enough but never dine
drink that deeper kind of wine


And here we go round and round
can’t jump off, can’t fall down-
this world’s turning inside out.
Turn those smiles into doubts,
turn that message into clouds,
can’t remember where we started
now we are just dearly departed.