Sunday, December 30, 2012

GENTLY


faces
press together
a wetness

fingers through
the back of your neck

lay down
try to rest,

be more forgetful
and i’ll be
more forgiving.

everything feels
like sleeping,
like floating

it seems
forever

life is but a dream

Saturday, December 15, 2012

GOODNIGHT

picking up
what you
put down

one after
another

the days
the same

year gone

goodnight
goodbye

next time
there will be
more

next time
there will be
the same

soft lines
and almost crimes
the curve
of your sides
olive skin
dimpled smile

come over
and over
again and
again

too little
to keep, to hold
to wait
patiently

making a family
seems so
far away

sinking into
the back
round the bend
maybe i’ll see you
again.

maybe i’ll die
before i can say
goodbye

deceiving drifts
come in through
the window

closer,
farther

those times we slept
before saying goodnight

lonely drives
by your side
homeward bound
this time around

wipe everything
clean
me and my
things

reprise

breakfast
in the kitchen

sun
showers,

sun
rise

reprise

goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

EVERYDAY


determined to remember
before your eyes
saw us there

believing in love
while you pace
patiently wait

everything
except
making memories

forgetting goodbyes
the world is full
with time

Thursday, December 6, 2012

(X, Y)


you can’t remove lines

we get there
from here

strange shapes
some straight

pass one another
meet, re-meet

gradually separate

knowing
someone else knows everything

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CONTINUITY


rain drops fall
from the sky
beads slide down
in rows

stick to
the back window

it was Tuesday
when I remembered
to thank you
for being

telling me
you loved me regardless

of what the future holds
slippery, drops out of hands
on the floor
spilt and spoiled

you don’t mind
picking up the pieces