Caught In The Lights

by Bertie Koller

in loose fitting dreams
by the light of the moon
silver sharp & still
he nurses his wounds

cold fingers work quickly
on the strings of the soul
as his heart pounds to fill
the flesh full of holes

& blood stains the highway
where an animal died
a victim of progress
caught in the lights

the stars begin to fade
into dawn one by one
as he struggles to embrace
what he has become

a creature losing sight
of a world he once knew
& as it slips away he finds
himself slipping too

& blood stains the highway
where an animal died
a victim of progress
caught in the lights