Monday, October 2, 2017

No Thanks I Have Plans


NO THANKS I HAVE PLANS
It was so good to hear your voice
The sound that my deepest heart enjoys But your words never show
What I want to know
Leaving me perplexed
Where are we going next
“No thanks I have plans
I think you understand
Things need attention
Indulging your affection isn’t one of those that I chose
Thanks for asking
But multitasking’s not a strength of mine
I do one thing at a time”
Why do you continue to hold back
Is it some quality I lack?
You were right there
I kissed your face touched your hair then you
Blew away like air
“No thanks I have plans
Now you understand
Things need attention
Indulging your affection isn’t one of those that I chose
Thanks for asking
But multitasking’s not a strength of mine
I do one thing at a time”

Friday, September 8, 2017

September Shadows

SEPTEMBER SHADOWS
We missed the spring and summer
Fog was rolling in
September shadows
Make the twilight dim
I remember moments
Places dates and times
Well turned phrases hidden
With significant design
It’s getting darker
Little by little the days are shorter it’s getting darker
It’s getting darker
Minute by minute the nights are longer
It’s getting darker
I’ll never see a snowflake
Decorate your hair
I’ll never whisper I Love You
I would never dare
What becomes of stories
Without an end
Letters I’ve written
I’m afraid to send
What happens to the magic
When it no longer lives I cannot cast aspersions
Whom am I to forgive
It’s getting darker
Little by little the days are shorter it’s getting darker
It’s getting darker
Minute by minute the nights are longer
It’s getting darker

Friday, August 18, 2017

I Already Died

I ALREADY DIED
The psychic asked me
What was it that enchanted you so
I said the silver of her voice
The cyan in her eyes
Her skin of alabaster
But especially the glow
That made her different
From everything I know
No regret
I’m still astonished how we met again
As random as roulette
I cannot forget
That moment in December
When the mention of a word made us remember
I hear them whisper
They think I’ve changed
I’m alive but I already died From a broken heart
New Year’s day
Lost entirely for words to say
You said for both of us
I know we’ll be in touch
Opening the door to
The possibility of me with you
I never saw
March would bring a reason to withdraw
That frozen February
Was warmer than this spring
When life is solitary
And your absence is the by far the coldest thing
Out of the blue I conjure up the thought of you
I hear the silver of your voice
See the cyan in your eyes
Kiss your skin of alabaster
Feel the pain of never knowing what comes after
I hear them whisper
They think I’ve changed
I’m alive but I already died
From a broken heart

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Firecracker

FIRECRACKER
You sparkle you’re a firecracker
Hot as a nuclear reactor
Shimmy like a salt shaker
Shuddering earthquaker
If you wanted it that way
Why don’t you get down on your knees and pray
We’re both getting tired
And it’s too late to get any higher
If you wanted it that way
Why don’t you get down on your knees and pray
We’re both getting tired
And you’re too far gone to get any higher
Wide open for a jawbreaker
Rug burns loudspeaker
Is it sulfer that I smell
If you’re the devil I’ll be happy in Hell
If you wanted it that way
Why don’t you get down on your knees and pray
We’re both getting tired
And it’s too late to get any higher
If you wanted it that way
Why don’t you get down on your knees and pray
We’re both getting tired
You’re too far gone to get any higher

Love Kills Slowly

LOVE KILLS SLOWLY
Love kills slowly
Love kills slowly
Teardrop diamonds
Crystal chains
Cut and bind you
Possession retraction
Last remains
Dance the voodoo
Love kills slowly
Love kills slowly
Dead end stop sign
Cul de sac
Passage forbidden
Broken window
Zodiac
Angels hidden
Love kills slowly
Love kills slowly

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Same Side of the River


THE SAME SIDE OF THE RIVER
I found the note
You wrote your number on
I never phoned you
I was afraid to
Loneliness is safe
What did it cost you?
What did you want to say?
I would have lost you anyway
When I’m alone I’m safe
We’re from the same side of the river
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t give her
To help her get back here
I’ll keep the pathway clear
When will we run out of time?
Do I ever even cross your mind?
What’s up with this waiting game?
I’m dying but I keep that flame
Burning in your name
We’re from the same side of the river
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t give her
To help her get back here
I’ll keep the pathway clear
I missed the last train out of nowhere
Now I’m lost searching for somewhere
Maybe it’s for the best
I can’t find your address