Peter Hammill

A Headlong Stretch: vi. As You Were

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It's some relief
to find the possible in store
beyond belief
in overtime, I'm overboard
uncharted waters, full fathom five,
the future's rising, it's just arrived.

It's not the same
as I imagined it would be
but there's no blame
if every life's imaginary.

And if I get quite what I deserve
that'll end the sentence, the time I've served
a full stop to the sentence.....

When it's all done you willed the person you've become
in serious fun it's as you were that you become
and so it's done.

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