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Friday, June 14, 2013

lonely heart.


a lonely heart still beats, sometimes quiet, sometimes hard and strong
blood forcing itself down narrow streets in a skyscraper with limbs
a soul that wanders down any boulevard looking for shelter
rain that never stops, sometimes soft, sometimes wild and sweeping
a lonely heart navigating the storm, self conscious and unsure
pushing forward with steady hope of calmer days ahead
a love that doesn’t extinguish, even in the darkest of hours
longing that always lingers, sometimes faint, sometimes bright and radiating
lonely heart, where are you taking me?
lonely heart, where have we gone?
lonely heart, where are you placing me?
lonely heart, are you ready to move on?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Waltz.


I tread carefully because I’ve been here before
burdened and willfully broken down
your hands are too smooth against the rough edges
your yellow brick road is too tempting to follow
I am running, running so fast and so hard
This race that doesn’t need to be won
I am searching for a finish line that doesn’t exit
and you’re extending your arms as I sprint

I am only me and sometimes I barely exist
You are only you and I resist your feelings
I am pieces of a puzzle misunderstood
You can’t replace my bad with your good
just breathe

I have practiced this waltz in a full-length mirror
moves calculated and precise
your intervention is too kind to give attention to
your heart is too full to filter through
I am flying, flying so high and so far
uncharted skies on an uninhibited trajectory
I need to soar high to fall hard
and your parachute won’t provide me safety

I am only me and sometimes I’m a mess
You are only you and I resist your patience
I am a lock that your key won’t fit into
You can’t open doors that you’re not welcome to walk through
just breathe

I am disappearing
this much is true
and you are fading from my view
I’m so sorry that I couldn’t hold onto you
but I’m searching for that finish line
that I’ve longed for

I am only me and nothing more
You are only you and deserve more
Stop trying to fix what can’t be repaired
Let yourself come up for air
and just breathe
just breathe

I am only me
I am only…me

Monday, January 7, 2013

Words.

I aim empty questions at you
and watch smoke come from your mouth
I marvel at the way…you articulate your case
I count the seconds for you
and pray for time to stand still
a slow motion train wreck…connected disconnect

and it’s an oxy moron
no you’re just a moron
wait what did you say?
these words make no sense…and you have no defense
your filler is all killer
and you slayed it again
who am I to stand in your way?
your words have dug your grave

I roll out the red carpet for you
and let you do your dances
you’re all hollow limbs and private glances
I cannot wear the cape this time
you’ll have to save yourself
told lies to the clock and now time will tell

and it’s an oxy moron
no you’re just a moron
wait what did you say?
these words make no sense…and you have no defense
your filler is all killer
and you slayed it again
who am I to stand in your way?
your words have dug your grave

your story is sorely boring
I’m snoring away
your tale is told
this shit is getting old
and there’s nothing left to say

and it’s an oxy moron
no you’re just a moron
wait what did you say?
these words make no sense…and you have no defense
your filler is all killer
and you slayed it again
who am I to stand in your way?
your words have dug your grave