Catch Me Ablaze

 

catch me ablaze 

I’m gonna burn out

flip me sideways

turn me inside out

 

and oh oh oh

you can’t catch me

and oh oh oh

you can’t have me

 

drink a bottle of wine

before you give up

as our bodies intertwine

let me drink from your cup

 

shades of blue

color my soul

turn me new

turn me old

 

Never Not My Baby 

 

I want to see 

your tattoos again

trace the lines

etched into your skin

permanent ink

fading into forever

our love didn’t come 

from a book

it was of our own design

 

never knew you

as anyone else

you were never not my baby  

I love to be alone 

I am grateful

you left me so much beauty

I have no regret

Sweet

 

say something sweet to me

feel all the energy

touch me with your eyes

feels right

you want to be mine

but I want you all the time

I really need your love

so much

 

I need some time to myself

I want you all

your love I can obsess

too much

why do I care too much?

why do I love you such?

I want to understand

don’t know

 

take me somewhere 

I do not know

take it real nice and slow

 

Love You in the Morning

 

I love you in the morning

when your head is full 

of cobwebs and dreams

your eyes are not yet open

all the way

 

I love you in the morning

with your bed head

you gotta pee

standing there not sure what to do

 

I love you in the morning

before your coffee

before your shower

before the day’s events

have any impact

I love you in the morning

bare footed and dry mouthed

a little pissed off

child like and beautiful

I wrap my arms around you

 

Let’s Compare Scars

 

I kissed you in a dream

it’s not like me to be so bold

it wasn’t you after all

it was a dream within a dream

a dream within a dream

 

your smile packed a punch

delivered by lips like acid trips of the best kind

you knew what you were doing

I thought you would call before never

 

take your words 

back where you came from

you pushed me away

 with both your hands

sorry never passed your lips

let’s compare scars

 

The Angel’s Share

 

charcoal lines

drawn with hands of time

shapes implied

trusting the blind eye

elegantly balanced

sharp like a slender knife

words you don’t feel cutting

the head the heart the tails

I wish I had spoken

half as many words

enough is less

leaving room 

for the angel’s share

Don’t You Want

 

I’ve been thinking a lot

I’ve been down before

but I know gotta let it go

 

don’t you want to be loved?

don’t you want someone

to take care of?

but I know gotta let it go

 

please don’t leave me again

put in the time that we lost

miscommunication

I just want to be friends

but I know gotta let it go

Toe to Toe

 

say what’s on your mind

tell me what you need

and I will listen

I’l try to give you everything

 

toe to toe we’re dancing

over and over we stumble

we’ll count our steps

we’ll move through the music

we’ll sing for our own pleasure

we’ll jam together

 

don’t say I love you

through gritted teeth

but don’t wait 

until it’s too late

121 Berkley

 

I don’t know 

what I’m doing

but I’ll listen

I don’t know you 

but I’ll listen

I don’t know how to feel

 

sometimes I feel so light

woke up still dreaming

thought you were 

next to me

my eyes still open 

crusted with sleep

 

I wish you were mine

won’t you listen?

I wish you could feel

won’t you listen darling?

 

a poetic dream

but now I can’t sleep

carved out cavity

callous to the bone

I don’t know you

You’re My Last

 

you’re the last kiss

I want on my lips

you’re the last twist 

I didn’t see coming

you’re the last love

so close the door

my search is over

it’s you and I and the dark

you’re the last face 

I want to see

you’re the last laugh

at the sand in the sheets

you’re the last love

so close the door 

my search is over

it’s you and I and the dark

you’re the last glass

I savor every drop

you’re the last voice

I hear every word

you’re the last love

so close the door 

my search is over

it’s you and I and the dark