Sunday, September 30, 2012

handle

when you reach
for
my hand
out of the blue

it takes my breath away

for i am learning you
inside
by what you do
outside

and when you
seek out
to touch me
first

it makes me
feel like
your mind
remembers
where i am

and your heart
reaches out
to make
a connection

to pull me back to you

i promise
never
to stray far

and when
you reach out

i'll comply

as the rest
of life
goes walking
by

(tug)



Saturday, September 29, 2012

conquer

at night
when the darkest hour
comes

and the trains
call out
in the stillness
of the night

i linger
over you
one last time

soothing you
into
a hard fought
sleep

do you know
when you relax
as i touch
your cheek

that i feel
like i've conquered
the world
in one quiet
movement?

a million bombs
could go off
all around us

and all i
would do
is cover your body
with mine

look upon
your face

and warm you
for all eternity

 just to see you wake again

(dream)



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

entombed

ever painted yourself
in a corner

in a land of no escape?

ever been inside
a cave

on an island you can't sail off of?

ever been
the last person
in the room
to get the message
because all you could see

was the fog around you?

i feel
all the time
like i'm looking
through crystal clear glass

into a world i'll never be a part of.

too awkward
to live

too stupid
to die

too much
to ask for

to be normal like you

entombed by
the mediocrity of
my own imagination

waiting for the storms
to start again


for
at least with the storms
i know where my place
shall be

lost forever
in a crystal glass sea


(look)




Monday, September 24, 2012

ourselves

you
and i

have been through
too much

to let the ridiculous
separate us

even if
the ridiculous
comes from
within ourselves

sometimes
we must fight
ourselves

to keep
the beauty
of
the both of us
to-gether

when i feel
the unnatural
become rational
in our eyes

it makes me
feel
strong again

let me
renew in you
what's been
re-lit in me

our fires
were meant to
burn

....to-gether

(near)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

endings

who knows why
you didn't call that night

who knows why
i waited

but i waited
and you didn't

and it ended
something
inside of me

endings, in books
are cataclysmic, and final

endings, in movies
are a fade to black from light

but endings, in reality
are whispers against the wind

i'm unheard again

unheard
unseen
undone

unfinished,
in fable and moral

but you don't need to look back
to realize

that our stories will be told again
to ears and hearts
kinder
to what we really are

(fade)



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