S t a r d u s t a n d B o n eThe pull of the water and the scent of clean skin
I am ever enraptured, by the simplest of things
The silence, the dark, the paucity of life
Fates tenderly balanced on the blade of a knife
The spark that ignites fires and the touches of lust
I am ever enchanted, by love and mistrust
The years I was gifted and the passage of time
The utterly ridiculous, and the simply sublime
I’m a beam of the Universe, with a pinch of star dust
Alive in a body, which is destined to rust.
A n c h o r sAdrift, the knots disembroiled
Then the anchors sank, to the fathomless depths.
Tied only to my final prayer
Heaped burdens are all that hold me now
I would swim once more, if only I dared
Sanctuary misplaced as the demons prowl
My only wish is to traverse time
Only, I am stuck
Momentum lost, and I can’t rewind.
Endlessly tossed between your positivity and my destruction
No, I don’t want to hold on
To someone else’s dreams of my life.
T h e T a s t eSo here I lay, once more
Heavens fall silent as I ask the Gods why
Eternity lays in wait
Tequila in my veins and the devil at my lips
An easy intoxication
Sated, but only for a time
The sun scorched earth where
Every desert meets the sky
Denied my retribution
Our clandestine affections
Fumbling through love, and into hate
Designed to rot and devolve
Evoking nought but pain and a clouded memory
Closing our eyes to the dappling light
Aching to my bones as you arch your spine
Young blood spills from my bitten lips
T h e N i g h t i n g a l eThe nightingale, it sang to me.
You are what you love, not what loves you.
The nightingale, it flew to me.
Love is not a cage, which we outgrew.
The nightingale, it came to me.
Released the fear, and I was free.
The nightingale, it gave to me.
A gift so rare, a skeleton key.
The nightingale, it stayed with me.
It was beside you too, but you were not aware.
The nightingale, it sang to me,
It beat it’s wings, and I was no longer scared.
The nightingale, it flies with us all.
And we are blind, and afraid.
The nightingale, it’s golden heart.
I wish I had never betrayed.
T o r r e n t R u s hSo mentally tired
Physically s l o w
A matter of time
Until the last fuse blows
Sick in the stomach
Heart seems to have stopped
Capsized by brainwaves
When the boat was rocked
The transient nature of overnight success
Vendetta of fluids
As I watch you undress
Lost joy division
Blurring my vision
The closer we are
The further away
And permanent battles
Keep germs at bay