Cross the Wire (10/2017)

Cross the Wire (10/2017)

Slice the slab.
Cross the wire.
Spinning wheels.
Dancing fire.
Slow-motion for satisfaction.

Slice the slab for satisfaction.
Slow motion and it hits harder.
Cross the wires.
Drop the line for satisfaction.

Slice the slab.
Cross the wire.
Spinning wheels.
Start the fire.
Slow-motion satisfaction.

Kick a circle for satisfaction.
Slow motion watch it hit center.
Start the fire.
Spinning wheels for satisfaction.

Slice the slab.
Cross the wire.
Spinning wheels.
Dance with fire.
Slow-motion for satisfaction.

Slow motion, smooth slice. Satisfaction.

Red (10/2017)

Red (10/2017)

I went out to work on Red’s words
I couldn’t help but wonder, why the red swords?
From pain or paint? Swords or roses?
Red from the color of roses,
Watch it leak down the green.

Red swords one, Red swords two.
That’s how they were saved.
It wasn’t what I meant to do.
Words like days and rhymes, times blend together.
I guess I wasn’t sure what I was hoping I’d say.

One of those days, you know.

Out again to work on the words,
Where was I when the sky got so blue?
Content and careless. She wore roses.
Blue from the color of all your life’s mysteries leaving you.

One of those days, you know.
She wore red roses.
What if forever wasn’t that long?

She just had one of those days.

Queens Won’t Sway (10/2017)

Queens Won’t Sway (10/2017)

Life’s tried to win my entire life.

I play every day, I write every night.
Throw it all at me at once and I’ll still stay.
I’ll probably go crazy, maybe lose my way.
Kings are slaves, Queens won’t sway.
Life’s just a game I continue to play.

Taking pieces who weren’t meant to be taken.
People piecing me together so I can see what happens.

These days I cannot fade.
These days I want to play.

Cards or hearts? Never known how to play.
Throw it all at me at once, don’t think I’ll fade.
See me breaking, you’re sure I’ll lose my way.
I’ve got people who keep me together these days.
I care about dreaming, so I continue to stay.

I stopped talking the other night.
Life’s easier to play than to fight.
Life’s tried to win my entire life.
If you’d allow me to be to me I’d be useful.
I just wanna see what happens,
So I continue to play.

I cannot fade.
All my doors opened on the exact same day.
I just wanna see what happens.

Silent Lemons (10/2017)

Silent Lemons (10/2017)

We sent globes on ropes to
Sticks in the sand.
We threw lemons in the living room.
She asked us about new things until they got old.

Nobody danced at all.
It wasn’t what we ordered.
Summer near September.
The other lost beyond the sea.
Balcony. Reconvene.

Silent lemons lead to laughter.
Driving, dreaming about the dreams we were after.
We were headed home, we didn’t know where this was going.

You were driving. You and I.
We were going home.
It was going to the beginning.

One day they’ll dance. This fall.
Forgotten what we’d ordered.
Some time near September,
Our minds combined, yours and mine.
We were breaking outside.

You were driving. You and I.
We were going home.
It was going to the beginning.

Happy Birthday (10/17/2017)

Happy Birthday (10/17/2017)

For the first time in my life,
You won’t be on the other end of the line.
Or the other end of in my arms.
Happy birthday.

They say it all the time.
That you’re always here.
Yes, I know that’s true,
but it’s just not the same here without you.

Happy sixty-five.
We’re singing to the sky.
I know you’re around but I always miss you.

For the first time in my life.
I won’t be hearing your brilliant laughter.
Or watching as you save a child with your smile.
Happy birthday.

You’ve played the biggest part in my dreams coming true.
I promised, the first person that I’d tell was you.
We’ll make it so loud, you can listen too.

Happy birthday.
I miss you.
Happy birthday.

Top Shelf (10/2017)

Top Shelf (10/2017)

I don’t know what I’m doing,
So nobody does it like me.

You can’t level with me.
There is no keel, you see.
Not even I know what I mean.
Will you do what you’re told?
Will you know what I mean?

You’ll be incredible, see?
It’s part of the deal, to be.
Nobody’s been where you’ll see.
Will you take a couple pictures?
Will you save us any scenes?

You move so fast, tomorrow is already yesterday.
You’re working on reaching the top shelf,
Not being afraid of being yourself.

Time that’s running out on you.
People walking out on you.
They’re all talking about you. 
They’ve heard all about you.

Move as fast as moving cannons.
Put me on a pedestal,
Watch me as I almost fall.

I don’t know what I’m doing,
So nobody does it like me.
I always almost fall.

Living in Laughter (10/2017)

Living in Laughter (10/2017)

Sometimes I thrive.
It surprises me and then it goes away.
The way you say, ‘I’ll do it another day.’

I know where I’m going, but I don’t know how long until I’ll get there.
Why does change feel strange?
Living in laughter with the changes.

Two years past seventeen, they told her she could be a queen.
Just gotta keep it together.
Too wound up to wind down.
Too wound up to kick it.

The inspection of futures that we once projected. Self-reflection.
Did we act our age?
Live it out after all the changes.

Two years past nineteen, they said he could be anything.
Just gotta keep it together.
Too wound up to wind down.
Too wound up to kick it.

I’ll do it another day.