let’s see what the night brings

I noticed the car parked outside

fella inside looked interested in me

going out coming in

otherwise he seemed to sit still

not smoking reading

breathing it seemed

& she rang later in the day

I threw my husband out

I’m free to see you now

oh that was unexpected

but tell me as I never asked before

what does he look like?

tall thin south American

going grey at the temples

faint kind of moustache

is he good at sitting still

doing nothing it seems?

oh yes! she cried

he was excellent at that

so when will I see you again?

oh don’t worry about all that

I murmured down the phone

let’s see what the night brings


you have a loose foot eh?

yeah, I guess I do

I had to get out of my beginnings

the people there

had such a thin view of what I could be

& the habit went on growing

I kept on keeping on to pastures new

& if I can share one secret

listen in children listen up close

if you begin to put roots down

put an ear to the ground

people around you

if you sit still for one second

who have not known you long

will tell you straight

who & what you are

what they will want you to be

& if you like that just fine

keep on putting in those roots

but if you don’t like your box

want to break its confines

pull ‘em up & get walking

try your luck in a new town

be who you are there

see if they can understand