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Scenes from the coming revolution

A bend in the road They wait & have time to wait For the coming car & it´s occupants Unaware of their fate The same scene is about to be Played out on countless Other bends On countless other roads In a tall building she sits By a window with a perfect View of the plaza With the cause of great Trouble in her lap Elsewhere wires are Strung across paths Rocks rolled onto Railway tracks The world in this hour Will not be the world In the next hour Revolvers wrapped in Newspaper passed under Café tables All the blast fixings Delivered like takeaway Food after dark Knowing looks & nods Between players Of the certain game All the church clocks Will work for us Give new meaning To time No longer the metronome Of drudgery Necessary traffic flows With purpose No waste or want then Surrender your crown Your garden behind High walls Your private stretch Of river There will be no need Of weapons To turn the blind Sighted The gravity of this Future Will lighten your step No more ties to the Unseen force that Held so many under Scorn & doubt Are old & unwelcome Currencies That will buy you nada Not even time Did you expect death Or exile? There are other ways My friend To convince you If all you ever used Were maps to worn out Roads & ghostly cities Strange names Cursed names Well here let me Lend you this Telescope With Views inward & out Not every battle Will be fought As before Led from behind By statues On rearing horses Simple words & explanations In backrooms On street corners In open sunlight Will recruit our army How long will they Survive behind barricades Boarded up windows In unlit rooms No treasure is worth Exchanging for Honest sunlight & the sweet breeze Meant for us all For so long The powerless stood Around not knowing Their numbers Were an unstoppable Tide The walls were just Painted curtains The men waiting At the bend Know this The girl in the Tall building Too They have Synchronized Their watches & soon Very soon You will see What you always Secretly knew Come bursting Into bloom

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