7 lives Intertwined Some were breaking Now riding the wave Others were drowning Now swimming up and away There’s secrets cleaning the tables Unanswered questions serving food And I cannot comprehend the distance
We began in tandem Building this great pyramid A myriad of hope Block by block Carried by our journey to discover new lands Off the shores of collective success Together Some higher than others; All in it. With smiles And parties Tears and fears Winding along and around Working intensely Loving concepts, people, food It was just good business They say...
3 years on Time sweeps our intricate Fast paced Warped and winning Bodies and brains Under, once more, The same old roof - Oh my, how things have changed
Those men who were ringing the bells Calling the shots Trail scandals behind them Like pieces of toilet paper Still attached to their shiny, worn out shoes Are we a pleasant reminder of a band of brothers in arms A loyal family of resilient workers Who played a note or two in your orchestrated dream? Rather I fear It’s much the opposite Although we were greeted like old friends With lopsided smiles of nostalgia In the pit of my stomach (The one you used to feed) It just seemed like we were evidence of ghostly shame An unwelcome reminder of a past which tried to swallow them up for dinner A quiet embarrassment That knew it did not deserve us Like a lover who had tried to move on When we’d decided to move in next door