TAPS so solemn and words free
Yet it openly speaks to me
It marks the end of days,
The end of life as well.
That word free tune is like a thief
Replacing joy, leaving grief.
Tearing eyes…exhausting sighs
No other 24 note musical strain
Can say so much and bring such pain.
-- Jack Avergun
*(Above written for a 9/11 ceremony.)
Copyright © Jack Avergun | Year Posted 2018