A Slipperman









I’m in the agony of slipperpain
I pray my undercarriage will sustain.
The chase is on, the pace is hot
But I’m running so very hard with everything that I’ve got.

He leads me down an underpass
Though it narrows, he still flies very fast,
When the tunnel stops
Catch sight of the tube, just as it drops.

I’m on top of a bank too steep to climb
I see it hit the water just in time
To watch it float away.


Peter Gabriel, The Colony of Slippermen