HopeMore Like This
but I am going to regret you
in the morning
and the way
my skin feel
too real for living.
I went at you
with hands too clean
for this world
and a heart
full of dirty days
and violated your wings
the lump in your throat.
brought me something
as a new name
that I almost recognized
mechanicI want to kiss every aching wound you have,More Like This
bandage your heart every time it bleeds,
and patch up your mind over and over
because not a single tear deserves to fall
from your brandy-drenched eyes;
This dripping heart of mine can only feel,
and the healing honey words it flames get caught
in the back of my throat and on the roof of my mouth,
so I only have these passionate guttural cries
to tell you that I care all too much.
In order to fix you up again,
I would need to tear myself to tatters
and trade all of my working parts
for your leftover, fading pieces
but I just haven’t figured out how.
our daughter, lost at sea*More Like This
it's the way the world looks on the other side, you know
how water would be sky, but for the ripples
so i see her in the smooth black pools of coffee cups
the creases of my bed-sheets
like fingerprints on glass
and you here, where my collarbone meets the shoulder
our lives, just as they are,
crack and bear*More Like This
i fell in love with you a long time before
i decided to love you.
and by falling i mean breaking
both hands against the concrete
street, and by love i mean feeling
your body ache instead of mine
when i sleep.