on the turning away
Hey you, hey you, yes you…I wanna talk to you, this is what I heard as I loitered intentionally recently on the streets of Melbourne.
‘It was a bloke who I knew from a community in another suburb.
I had not see him for a while, and to be honest the last encounter had been a little strange.
Strange, because this man spotted me riding my motorcycle, jumped in his car and started to follow me!!
This man, has a history of severe mental health issues.
This chance encounter was a bit different, although I did have an uneasy feeling, and I made a snap decision to keep it short.
After a brief conversation we went our separate ways.
I was reflecting on that encounter recently while listening to some Pink Floyd on vinyl.
I considered the words from the song, on the turning away.