Bad Brains @ the Hard Art Gallery (1979-09-15)
By Lucian Perkins
If I had this thing that I long for
This thing that is unattainable
Would I cherish it?
Would I fold it up and put in my pocket?
Would I put it on my desk to display?
If I had this thing would I love it?
Would i except it’s faults?
Its scratches and dents
Would I polish it or leave it be?
This thing that I want so badly
may not want me
It may be forever free
Skewed and obscured from view
Forever out of reach
This thing is you