Thursday, August 17, 2006


we find Ben in Malham
we speak his name and he has not heard
it out loud for a week
his feet are sore
he decides his walk stops here
he is going to the seaside
to bathe his sore feet in salty seawater
we will miss him
he was always ahead of us
or if he was behind us
he always overtook us

a goodbye tune, we send into the south
for Ben:

(the tune of 'you are my sunshine, my only sunshine')

you were so speedy
but not so needy
we felt so sorry
to see your feet bare

you'll never know Ben
how much we'll miss you
we hope to see your speedy feet again


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