How remarkable you are in astonishing surroundings How attractive So much aglow in a bed of shadows
A velvet blue spread froths at its crest Lace waves lap at your neck You breathe it forth, then away Teasing yourself fabricly and me
Your muddy feet, but it's simply shade ebbing as you kick away -making a frilly splash of the sheets As you glow like a great pearl that I'm prying for, glimmering head to toe Nothing else is as immense as your presence alongside me
There's a hummingbird in my heart Yet I'm a tired tree It won't remain there, I fear too long.
That rapid flutter I feel shakes Winter off my limbs A cold sun takes notice -Will point the bird in another direction Will offer it fresh nectar as I clasp my wound closed and cherish the momentum of what was, even in brevity.
For this while; Place your shoes upon my chest so that others will know inside is taken.
I need more friends, quickly Just so I can introduce you...
(This is a condensed excerpt from a longer story) ________________________________________________________
...When we moved, during my tenth year, to Miami, I was as nervous as I was intrigued. An actual city. No more rural life. No more green mountains in summer, or snow covered ones in winter, that we would slide down on pieces of cardboard that we could hopefully find.
The day that we first drove in to Miami, my parents tried to warn me; Don't talk to any dark skinned people, just stay away. That's all that they would say about it. No reasonings...
I caught myself rubbing the edge of the screen Just a slight nudging with my thumb as if you'd move, or blink. As if I could slide your hair away from your eyes So I could have a closer look at you through this one way mirror that you offer me.
Does your breath pause, at the sight of me, like mine does at the sight of you? While your eyes are locked open and mine flutter, like a moth wanting to be on your end of the light. It's no brighter, or darker, It's yours, and that makes...
If I could sing, just one song I would sing it for you Soothing, so that your eyes close and allows me to take you -As my fingers raise the crescendo of lovenotes that are no longer just murmurs
My lips would pose as a promising kiss on every word that rhymes with you And my impassioned song, inspired as my soul lifts me higher It would reach you, there inside to where your heart receives my vocal verses of truth aloud, and increasingly passionate
When I'm quiet, it's not to shun you, I'm just at that place in my head. I'm not even sure that it's within my brain. It has it's own space, muffling my ears and glazing my eyes -It's all reversed, to outside in. So I go deaf and blind, to many things, but it's only temporary.
Doctors try to label it, but I won't sit my ass in their box. It's too small. They can't even see the expanse of all of my thoughts,...