Wednesday, October 29, 2008
in a way that only time can tell?
Something like the love of a season...
the routine changes never hurt us
but the blizzards buried me
and the summer rain was only magical for so long.
Standing beneath the sky with my mouth open
trying to catch the snowflakes
trying to hold on
but you begin to choke
swallowing each delicate memory
I used to bathe in the sunlight
shadows that danced across the blacktop
and your smile
Sweet like raspberries
I remember your kiss
but now we're out of season.
but god i wish they would
because lyrics about the stars in the sky
are perfect for a time like this
i can't listen to these love songs
and think about your eyes
but if i could you'd know it
when i breath deeply and sigh
listening to your heart beat
and the stairs creak as you walk into the kitchen
it's moments like these that the love songs forget to mention
sun flare on the power lines
and twenty minutes of silence as i drive
just to come to my senses
and think about all the times
these love songs made me think of you
now how strange it is to think of someone new.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Creeping up beside you, there is a feeling of complexity.
Hello, it’s nice to meet you.
Not quite what you expected.
Do you wish your days were numbered
Like the boring license plates
You watch pass you on the highway
Feeling like things make sense
Because you’re so focused
On where you’re going –
Where you’ve been going the whole time
But this one-way street has been reconstructed
You can turn off anytime
Just look at the Polaroid
Hanging from your visor
Trace the outline of a new route with your finger
Leave the map
Crumpled on your back seat
Where the wind blows the ashes of your half smoked cigarette
And look to the sky as daylight fades
Turn down the radio
So you can listen to the waves
As your heart beats in tune with the pulls of the tide
Stare up at the stars
And breathe deeply.
Pick up the map
And find me.