20 January 2013

The Day Yesterday Fell In Love With Tomorrow

Time loans many hands to caress
The form once took has ceased to be
Buried beneath January snow
Spring is fast approaching

Clearing grit from my eyes
Emptying my lungs
I can hear birdsong
At a distance

Settling for less is not to be
Finding love for life
Still smoking and drinking
Thinking about running

Poor decision is abundant
The king of the castle can't see
Draped in gold and silver
The wrong that he does

Even as horizons approach
I can see the future
Woven into a tapestry
Rife with repetition

Breaking free from chains
Put in place by the unthinking
Growing in number
Staying alert for the prime

11 January 2013

Changing Lanes on an Empty Road

Without arms to bring anything closer
Wheezing from your throne
Your castle crumbled down to dust
Pale imitations of hollow ambition

No problem loosening your grip
When all you ever had is greased palms
Blame your creator until she speaks
Keep stealing from your protector

Ask for help to prove you're human
Expect nothing more than compliance
Keep your pockets warm with paper
Watch the pennies on those cold nights

Loneliness won't keep you awake
Just repeat the verse in time
"I can't love anyone else"
Stoke the hurt to keep it alive

How did you hear the words I uttered without sound?
You stopped the moving images that played on repeat
The flashing of scenery in a moving car
That feeling of touch that wouldn't go away

The shell that fell to the shore
Now resting in my stained palm
Somehow you blew down my deck of cards
Unceremoniously calling his bluff

I can see dew drops falling from blades of grass
Light moving through window panes
Thoughts forming before they exist
Bluebirds returning early for spring

All I have is feeling in my heart
Fleeting concern over empty pockets
Friends who won't give up
A place to rest my head and reason to see daybreak

and drive for what's next

9 January 2013


Still these wounds keep bleeding
I've licked them clean one too many times
These voices tell me to hate you
When all I want is to hold you
Lost in blissful ignorance

But you helped me to see
You let the light come screaming in
Taking a knife and prying at broken skin
Tearing me open again
Forcing me to heal

One day I'll learn but not today
For now I'll pretend and smile
Languishing somewhere that doesn't feel right
Pretending it's you when it's someone else
Getting sick of broken porcelain day dreams