SATIE IN THE CLOUDS

Erik Satie flight of fancy.

A sky dancer in the cloud,
Helmet speaker turned up loud,
Erik Satie fills that space,
Black cat smile across their face
Short term, perfect Christmas hit
Dreamy Piccadilly fish
Dart, squirm, glissando gliding,
En parade, out of hiding
Swoop and plie upside down
Live fantasy above ground
Freedom total, excentrique,
Fly high Montmartre musique freak.

Harry Rogers, in the Red Bedroom 26th December 2020.

ESCAPIST SURRENDER MONKEYS

Watch Hannah and her pals prance upside down,
A ring a rosie hurtle towards the ground,
Captured in mid joyous moment, aloud,
Flip the photo, whoop as they dance on the cloud.
Adrenaline fueled these are not junkies,
But true escapist surrender monkeys.
Up there where nothing else truly matters,
Except fragments of fun as time shatters.
I get it, the buzz, honestly I do,
Understand what it is to fly anew.
How could sky divers ever get enough,
Such magical frolics, this is good stuff.
No wonder they fly, again and again,
Away from the world, from Covid, from pain.
I’d love to join them, in envy I am,
As I see their photos on Instagram.

Harry Rogers, In The Red Bedroom, 1st December 2020