Friday, 8 July 2016

will Paul

will Paul*

was wondering
when Paul finally
slips out that
back door
the last chord
ringing still
the last song
sung and
yesterday* has
at last become
today was
wondering when
Paul puts down
the hoffner* on
the stand closes
the piano lid
straightens his
lapels and
the market place
of our delight
is closed down
with a final bow
will Paul
run into John*
just through
that door
before he
gets away?

            19 june 2013

*The songwriter, musician Paul McCartney
*’Yesterday’, perhaps Paul’s most well-known song
*’Hoffner’, the make of bass guitar he is famous for playing
*’Ob-la-di, ob-la-da’, the refrain of Paul’s song by the same name with its Desmond running his barrow in the market place
*’John’, John Lennon

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