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Unobtainable

Unobtainable

Whether it was putting in an extra beat,
Or leaving one out, I couldn’t tell.
My heart seemed to have forgotten
Everything it ever knew
About timing and co-ordination
In its efforts to get through to someone
On the other side of a wall.
As I lay in bed, I could hear it
Hammering away inside my pillow,
Being answered now and then
By a distant guitar-note of bedsprings,
Pausing for a moment, as if listening,
Then hurrying on as before.



Poem Unobtainable - Hugo Williams