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Crown of Stars

all of the ashes around but still
you shine like the brightest star in the sky
i don’t understand
i probably never will
maybe it’s better that way
but i can’t keep my mouth shut
my face is frozen like this
a lump in my throat & a stone in my shoe
the world burning down around us but still
you shine like the brightest star in the sky
keeping me overflowing with
melted gold
the finest blood
my tears can never erase

Zero Chill

counting off on one hand
all the ways i think i’ve changed
blind on one side
blind on the outside
fall to zero
none too cool

i’ll never feel this way again
i’ll never burn this fuel again
burn bridges
liar
pants on fire
burn this whole house down

moving on

counting off on one hand
all the ways i feel i’ve changed
chained up one side
shackled on the inside
repeat, repeat
with zero chill

i’ll never feel this way again
i’ll never feel so strange again
my body crumbles into sand

Astrophysics

lies under starlight
when what i need are
glorious meteorites crashing to earth

all the things i can’t say
or would mumble anyway
when all my shooting stars
are hiding on the other side
of the vast galaxy in my head

i know you can see them
& you know i know you would say
they’re all lies
but my head feels close to bursting
from a shortage of meteorites falling from heaven

& i know you know i can’t say
what i really want to say
mumbling & bumbling all my
lies under starlight

Caramel Interpretations

oh my so hilarious shadow
you take my breath away
with your crooked schemes & hijinx
until i cannot speak
my words caught like glass in my throat

oh my darling monster
my rapscallion from the underverse
it’s adorable how
you take my breath away
leaving my gasping in the dark
shaking with fear like a tree in a storm

my oh so delirious demon
sucking out all the light until
you take my breath away
& i lie down
& i curl up
& i can’t speak for drowning in better things

Fortunate

soon soon sleep so
satisfied surprise
so so soon slipped
so far out the slide
so goodbye to the eyes

lovely little vision
little looser glass

sleep so soon in deep
stymied by the sun
said zero soon soon
so sleepy when we’re done
said goodbye surprised

glossy little vision
goose a looser love

goodbye goodbye
gone sleepy out the side