‘There is a light that never goes out’

I lay
in a hot
bath
but the seal
in the
stopper
leaked
and the water
went down
(and I
with it,
too):
and once under-
neath the tub
I looked
up
at a light
the shape
of a ring
coming
through
the drain,
but there was
a tugging
on me,
a weight
pulling me
down:
and the ring
got smaller,
the light
went out,
and I thought
this
must be
the end

of the poem.


Blog post title from the song by The Smiths of the same name.

Berlin, Feb. '16

Berlin, Feb. ’16

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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6 Responses to ‘There is a light that never goes out’

  1. Lynn Love says:

    Oh, love that song! A great, twisting, slurping poem 🙂 Nicely done

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