Long Player

Listen close – auld tunes &
songs with their forgotten
verses – fall into them – [in

time return to a love] – We
hold a minacious needle –
drop it – step back from a

shallow cutting – summon
distorted spins of our past
[ploughed tracks] – we will

sing – until hoarse – we are
easy with repeated chorus
lines – until throats scratch

& we sip cold water to cool
our fervour – it slips & lifts –
bloodied tongues comport