my compass swings

touching all points

staying with none

the way is not clear

now she is gone

last of the family but me

damn you to hell

old man

u-boat man

who sank everyone who got close

then picked through the wreckage


disappeared for years

until sunk finally by your excesses

she was always too kind

willing to forgive

to overlook

you were never there at her wedding

you were a tramp in a cheap suit

who had long ago hocked

what love and mercy remained to you

she is gone now


i miss her

Copyright Michael Douglas Scott