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Sky PepperBurn down the houseBecause there is a weddingA necessary weedingOf two soulsUnited by salt(and a hint of lime,Which, you know,Is regret)Sour and drippingLike wax from the sunCreating silk puddlesOf straw,So you know,That yellowis not her hairbut, in time,it won't appear, even,to be there.Burn down the bridgeBecause of a beheadingA mandatory seedingOf life interruptedCombined with grief(and a hint of thyme,Which, of course,Burns)Black and dustingFlaked like the cornBreaking your incenseIn multiples,With wings,Swimmingly,To the sky,As in a book,A god named PepperIs still here.
I Love the Way You Lean In...I love the way you lean inafter I've had one too manyand you say "be safe..."and "you look good in that jacket"It makes me feel,even if for a moment,that you caremore than you really do.I love the way you told her,you told me,that I was your closest friend out hereand you smiled at meand the heavens opened up.You sat there with your orange juicenearly ignoring her tea,fixated on my BacardiAnd the way you complimented my paintingthinking it was something printed from a computerand not produced by human handsthe way you studied itand wonderedand asked meif it was watercolorand the way your eyes changedwhen you found thatit was mine...I love the way you lean inafter I've had one too manyand you say "I'm impressed"and "my Avril picture should be done by now."
TigerlilyOf coursethis has always beenwhat it has been aboutof course you'll be invitedto my wedding when I marrybecauseit will also be your wedding dayif it happens at allWhen Ros sang of tigerliliesand white dressesand you sat there with her,away from me,(ashamed?)you looked at meonly for a moment,but that moment stuckand it stung.Of coursemy drink disappearedtoo quicklyand my pen scribbled words too harshand the art on the walls came to lifeand criticized meas your eyes did.Of course,this has always beenwhat it has been about.
ShockShockI swallowed the iceWholeAnd it is stuckCold sweatWhat the hell?This isn't supposed to-Not allowed toHappenSuperman wasSupposed to liveThat black iceGreen lightSTOP!Turned redI turned and readThat you....PulseBump bump BOOM!All overAnd accrossOur hearts acheSpinning headsHELLOYou are hereSighSign says deadBut you are thereSmiling like you always doImperfect thingsBroken dreamsGlowWhere did you think-Purple skies for mourningBlack branches for effectWAIT!CrazyI miss you...And you don`t rememberThe times you-Hurt...Where did the sunshine goThis timeI will remember youIf onlyPROMISEYou will seeWhat this has done to me...
Love Letter to the MoonSparkleInvincibleAnd you seeDown,Drip,Waxing when I wane
There you are.Steady,SturdyTaking all the blameI will steal from youThe things that make you greatJust give me a kiss
And I'll give it all back.So cold,Up there,So alone,Surrounded by things that don't make senseI don't believe in angelsBut you seem to have wingsI don't know where you got that haloIt's not the one I gave you.There's someone else
.Torture.Red Harvest.Pain.Black and empty.I still want youAnd when I look awayI feelAnd I knowYou sorta want me too.
As in a DreamRunningFaintScreamingAnd alone.I can't catch youLike the many times beforeMy legs grow weary,My heart is numb,And Stop.I can go no more.This game,As in a dream,Was fun so many years agoBut I cant keep up with youAnd your fireNo longer keeps me warm.Fall,Still,The dewy grass beneath my cheekI don't know how I got this farWhenAll the whileI felt so small and weak.Didn't you hear me?I called your name so loud!I swear the angels sang,your praises rang,But now,You've let me down
What you have, I neededBut it was never mine to takeSo I wandered down a different path,Followed,And hurt,Hunted,And burned.Why was it so hard for youTo let me follow close?I would have held you ,And your name would be mine,But you ran away,So quickly,And kept your heart away from mine.I guess, then,This is goodbye