Miss YouMiss You5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
I've never even
held you, and yet I miss you.
Wait for your embrace.
On a Beach SomewhereOn a Beach Somewhere5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
I fell at your feet
So hard that I buried myself to the knees
Eventually, I dug myself out
Long after you'd gone away
But I never filled up that hole
And it seems that every day
I revisit your footprints in the sand
And feel a tug
In the bones of my legs
As I Leave CaliforniaAs I Leave California5 years ago in Scraps More Like This
As I leave California I leave with two thoughts in my head.
One - You
You, gaping mouth of the Napa Valley,
bloodied by wine and grapevines,
glassy eyes like the surface of Clear Lake.
I leave California as I leave my
soul in your forgetful eyes. I am not
the woman you thought I was
and I am not the woman I thought
I would be by now.
Vineyards sparkle under Calistoga stars
and there is a boy waiting for me
in the east. There is a boy with
coffee eyes and soft lips
and rough hands and he will be mine.
We sing as we step into the redwoods.
Our hands do not touch around the body
of these trees,
but you and I,
it's you and I and that's all
it ever will be.
Two - Me
I left my sun-dried carcass lying
next to a saguaro
by the Pacific
and I cry when I think of
the Santa Cruz pier.
Did you love people the way I loved them?
Do you miss the way my voice rang
when I spoke of the sky.
I left my soul in sixteen pieces on the
soft shores of California and I can only pick
them up when I