37 Woodlawn Avenue

In those days we didn’t fear the darkness, so we prospered in the shadows.

37 Woodlawn Avenue

When the electricity went out
the candles burned bright
and even when
the candles went out
we could still see the light

in those days
we didn’t fear the darkness
so we prospered in the shadows
the whole world seemed wildly harmless
so we smoked it with tobacco,
then we sauntered on regardless,
who were we for paying bills?
Living life with no electric
only added to the thrill
of being young and bold and reckless
like the universe was us
and we were destined to reshape it
to a shape that we could trust
we had a blueprint we could visualise
that lived inside our souls,

we didn’t know,
the blueprint changes
once another page unfolds

yes we were young
but we weren’t dumb
I feel we’re dumber now we’ve strayed
and let the lies of modern life
beam in and blast our dreams away

no doubt we would have saved the world
if we had never left that house,

but while the house still lives in us,
at least, the light can’t flicker out.

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Adam Millett is a freelance writer for hire with an affinity for dressing up as Spiderman and writing about saving the planet. He likes to climb trees and stare at the stars in his spare time and likes to help businesses tell their sustainability stories while he’s working. Visit his website at wordchameleon.com if you want to tell the world yours.

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