Frame

Eyelids start to flutter like a camera made to holdUs in a moment that was warm before the blood was turning coldEnough to stop us in our tracks before the facts were ever toldIn any way that really mattered and they mattered more than gold Hidden neath a summit that we knew we couldn't reachUntil … Continue reading Frame

Pain

There's a tear in her eyeAnd she's saying goodbyeUsing words that I can't even hear So I've nothing to sayBecause nothing's okayAnd I know that she won't reappear And the tears that I shedAre converted to ledThen to verses that fail to explain The connection we heldBefore everything failedAs the ocean of promise went dry … Continue reading Pain

Compartment

I keep the parts of me within a series of compartmentsLike they're different people living in their own unique apartmentsOne is made for working, his demeanor is consistentHe can recognize emotions but his own are very distantAll of his intentions he can qualify and measureAnd he seems almost immune to any moment of displeasure Another … Continue reading Compartment

Statuary

The windows wearing garments made of gossamer and iceAnd all the doors are set with hinges rusted redThe shadows seem so sorrowful, their voices full of dreadBut all the worry they convey is imprecise The banisters are broken and the world beyond is hollowAnd the silence is a sentence that I don't know how to … Continue reading Statuary

Carefully

Separated out as if your dreams were just the limbsOf every tree you never plantedAll the dreams that you recanted...Until the sound of saying "this is what I always wanted" is a song that you replay before the static all begins Holding up your candle made of ashes in a trayFor all the wishes never … Continue reading Carefully

Perhaps

Perhaps it's not the same when I'm the one who doesn't speakWhen you decide it's time to hide and I don't care to try to seekI think there's a relianceOn my effort and complianceThat would seem to guarantee that we remain forever weak Perhaps I volunteered to be the ink and not the quillAnd be … Continue reading Perhaps

Appease

I've chosen to acceptOr maybe chosen not to weepFor all the misbegotten lullabies and dreams forever sweptBeyond the momentary purchase that my hands could never keep I'm letting go of thingsOr just the ones that let me goBecause I move so imprecisely when they tighten up the stringsAround the hinges of my happiness which always … Continue reading Appease

Do

With words of meaning all reduced to naughtAnd half the words that came before, it seems we both forgotSo all that can remain are where the pinsPressed into the flesh, so we remember how to bleed but never quite where all the agony begins I look upon this old and weary loomWhere words I used … Continue reading Do

Say

I guess the way I worded all my words, just spelled "deserted" And I'm really not surprised you couldn't stay When truth was at its lowest and the snow was at its slowest There were angels on the ground that couldn't pray I couldn't hear you calling through the fall of this enthralling Little moment … Continue reading Say