The other side
Of where we are
Where we were
About your glow
Space and time
To feel and know
The in between
Gone the trail
Out it went
Like our love
The ease of the night doesn’t flow
In the breathless sorrow
The traffic moves
Tears trace my fingers grooves
Sleep, I fake
So afraid to breathe
With each breath
Our love is freed
Gone now is my old car
So, our last kiss travels far
The curve of my spine
Holding in what is mine
Please don’t set it free
This love that’s crushing me
At least I have the pain
Something to sustain
In the thick midnight air
Love exists even if you don’t care
I won’t let it be marred
From your heart I am barred
Nothing left to say
To make love come my way
Curled up in a ball
Wishing you would call
Tears collect in my finger grooves
My mind, it disapproves
That your hand isn’t holding mine
In a passionate recline
Oh this love, don’t set it free
As I squeeze my eyes shut to feign sleep
Hold my breath and be still
Love is trapped within my soul’s windowsill
As smug as a bug in a rug,
And there it was,
You, a little man,
And jumped right into that infested canal
Of some horrid harpy, gasp, I think it’s a gal.
I’m told you’re the fool.
Yet, the ocean was too cool,
That this hurricane of love
Inside my heart wasn’t enough.
The hours I counted back,
Tick and tock, got off track,
Lost in a sea of blue,
Never to find that which was you.
Your counterfeit affection,
Was masterful deflection.
Go on and continue being smug as a bug in a rug,
Because you’ve drowned yourself in that hole you’ve dug.
Show a little mercy
Let your light immerse me
Show a little mercy
The drinking gods all curse me
I’m drowning in a shattered love
I can’t wish upon the grimy ceiling fans above
I’m not leaving this bar until I’ve drank enough
To numb the ache inside, or to be free of
Some here for business, some seeking sinful pleasure
This pretty little lady isn’t going to be a new found treasure
I think I was thrown back in time
I’m catching a buzz in a shanty of slime
Please, Lord, in here I’ve paid indulgences for my soul
Erase this love from my heart and get me out of this watering hole
Love within was strong, unwavering, and wild.
I can’t forsee a time when this ache will seem so mild.
Time, at first, appeared so distant from pain,
As memories, now, patina my heart with a somber stain.
The rooms here feel a dingy brown,
A murky atmosphere of intrigue for the town.
I feign a half-hearted smile.
The tears have backed off for the while,
As I plan my escape route,
As I wish my heart a deaf mute,
Never knowing of that which balls me up inside,
Never choosing fight or flight, run or hide.
I wish you’ll never know
How love could hurt you so.
But this pain is all I feel,
And the agony is profoundly with me every day,
Even when I hear the uninhabitable words you say.
Our life, the script you write,
Our love, the roaring blight,
Where the words are true,
As true as the facade is blue,
And as real as the sun that shines.
For us, the tie that binds,
A dream here ends, forever more.
Beauty abandoned upon a laminate floor.