Men In Velvet Capes

Men In Velvet Capes

Draft fawn
Villain’s field
Men on horses
Leather shield
Crimson gallows
On the open Weald
Magical rainbows
Trip at heels

Stark shapes
Dangle down
Kings and queens
Share the crowns
In the castles
Where time has drowned
Giant ladybirds
Hover around
Don’t be afraid
Dark gates open wide

Look who’s on the other side
In this land of simple shapes
We are the men in velvet capes

Cold steel
Ice and mud
Apple wine
A wicker jug
Was it freedom?
Or was it love
Or just a bitter
Purple drug