A time before you and me
A time before the past was past
A time before the present got past
And then the future, too--
The future went past
And you and I
Lost in the past
In this forgotten city
Blown up by the sea
At the edge of an old dusty world...
A time before my mom, and her mom
A time before my dad forgot the world
And remembered only his sadness
Curled it up like a kitten
Hurled up into his lap
And licked it clean...