Monday, May 27, 2013

Here And There

I threw you my heart
as you looked away

i got love in my eyes
but it's missing in our kiss

i think it's time to go

a girl's gotta worry
about the days and years that wear down her soul


She was an old woman waiting for morning
fresh coffee and a worn red chair

years ago her husband died 
and she spent her days looking back instead of ahead

the sun pushed through old curtains and found an old woman
waiting for morning


I've been cranky, he said
i knew what he meant

gotta find something that satisfies you, I told him
and it's not something from other people
it's gotta be you

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just A Way Finder

Does everybody cry
the way i do

when wind slaps dreams around
are they scared too

does everybody feel
emptiness like pain

cold as a stone at night
do they wish your name

With a toothbrush in my hand I watch Lily's ears perk toward a battered tennis ball. She'll attack it again when the shadows move.

Why do the words disappear when i want them most?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Waiting Forever For A word Or Two

I said I love you
but it blew away in the wind

i tried to reach for you
but the dream was too thin

you're an echo
an echo
a name i'll keep saying
as it blows away in the wind

We lost our radio connection at the bar. In a panic of silence i rummaged through the mop closet for CDs I had seen stashed a few years before. Finding just one, I have listened for days to Badlands a rendition of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. Covers of his songs by other artists are haunting. The sorrow is beautiful as I stock beer bins and empty my wine glass.

My thoughts fly everywhere, but never break free from you. You tether me to something. Someday and somewhere.