matt's notebook

Song for a shy boy

The boy on the street wearing long string vest
over truffle skin riding BMX
drinking Dunn's River ripples
not for the likes of you and me

My eye a tangent off his shoulder
straight to you
press you up against the wall
press you up and make you fall

The boy on the high street wearing Puma strip
over sawdust skin selling cut price shit
drinking a Coke cuts
not for the likes of you and me

My eye a tangent off his shoulder
straight to you
hold you to the streetlamp's light
hold you to the August night

Matthew John Williams
2003