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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Reach For

I reach for words
Delicately floating in the air
Like dandelion wishes

I reach for you
So above me
Your lips could whisper to the stars

I reach for your heart
Intangible, like a foggy dream
Lingering vaguely through a midday nap

For one gentle instant
I close my eyes
I grasp the language and I feel you

I treasure that moment
Only briefly true
it lives during sleep

Friday, July 8, 2011

4 Stanzas of Bitterness


4 Stanzas of Bitterness

Look up at the endless
Morning sky
Can you see that cloud
Slowly passing by the sun?
I think that's where I left my happiness
When our love was strong
And I soared higher with each kiss
Somewhere it all went wrong
Like tainted snow
 days after falling
it was close to dissolving
but denial kept us stalling

Deceit knocked the wind out of me
Without warning, no chance
To brace myself for the blows
Burned by romance
I still wear the scars
But I cover them well
We got lost on our way to heaven
And somehow ended up in hell
If I could just
get back to somewhere in between
I know I'll be okay
But the end of this maze can't be seen

I felt the piercing when
Cupid flew over like a Sparrow
And if given the chance
I'd stab the bastard with his own arrow

Inside there is this emptiness
To which I'm trying desperately not to surrender
Ever since I gave you my heart, I've been
 waiting patiently by the mailbox for a return to sender
so far no luck, just junk mail, affectionate smiles
and a few winks from the postman's doting eyes
I think he might be keen on me
I can tell by the inflection of his voice when he says his hi's
He's kind of cute
 and looks nothing like you
That's good enough for me
So I guess, at least for now he will do.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stagnant


Stagnant

Sometimes I feel like
A mere drop of the endless sea
That lays there stagnant
 in an abandoned shell
and I'll never get back the rest of me

 
a little spilled
 out on the sand
Covered beneath
 the bare foot
of a child, whose hands
will create what my salty eyes can no longer envision

Time has left me jaded
With dried up dreams
A few particles floating somewhere
These days there isn't much I can do
to silence these internal screams

So I drink a shot of something
To calm my nerves, rid regret
 a beer to chase my rapid thoughts
The little fire that remains
I use to light my cigarette

The night's sky
 has stolen the sparkles from my eyes
And I want them back
 Before they evaporate
I'll have to find a way before sunrise

August Morning


August Morning

You said hello on a late August morning
Your eyes ablaze like the summer sun
You held me tight and lifted me
When my legs would try to run

 
Offered to hold my jacket
So I could feel the early autumn breeze
After a while the bruises healed
No more hitting bottom and falling on my knees

At a time when it was thought that
There was no such thing as more
You proved me wrong
As you stood outside an open door

Sometimes I look back on days when Life
was black and white on a small tv screen
Before you painted
 a bigger picture with colors I've never seen

Every now and then
The grey still sneaks through
That is when I grow tired
And dream you will come true