On the Plain
The wind has drowned out the footsteps
and the telephone lines
go my way
like trees beside a road --
I am looking for
the ones that cross.
I see tall buildings in the distance:
there's nothing to obscure them.
I realize the past is not
what I want; but I'm lonely.
I want to stop.
I want to go back.
I'm tempted to.
But I have to catch up,
carrying a heavy load.
David Francis has produced five albums of songs,
one of poems, and "Always/Far," a chapbook of
lyrics and drawings. His film "Village Folksinger"
has been screened in New York, Texas, Connecticut
and England. David's poems and stories have
appeared in a number of journals and anthologies.