Friday, September 16, 2005

Someone Paved the Sky

While we rested unaware
Warming neglected beds
Vandals tricked the starry hunter
Washed him with cement

Orion where were you,
Where was your bow
Faithful guardian on high?
Not satisfied with fields and forests
They went and paved the sky

The sun won't rise or call the moon
To offer hope of light
They're trapped beneath the stone horizon
Where highway becomes sky

No longer simply under foot
But heavy over head
Eyes fall on steely monochrome
No green, no blue, no red

The world's faded into grey
Apparently over night
While we rested unaware
Someone paved the sky