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Dancing on Starlight

i used to think
my heart would burst from
all the dreams & storms
inside but
clocks &
calendars &
red flags
turn the world to cold grey stone
& even in a crowd
you feel alone

give me lightning & oceans
& big pink heart-eyes
forever enchanted & drunk
if we’re not spending
time dancing on starlight
you’re never going to
win my grand prize
looking at me with cold grey eyes

because if we’re not stumbling
like baudelaire
dancing down a street
made of starlight
racing through corridors to save the world
i would rather
sleep alone
slamming out the nights of cold grey stone

Reverse Then Shallow

i’m moving through veins like a virus
walking around the steamwork parts
& doing my best to
forget the monsters lurking

still swiveling around the cage
out of my depth
but who cares about that?

intergalactic in my head
while outside
meet the flesh that’s tied
to earth & seed & sea
& so much unseen
inside & out

Consider the Time

mysteries come & mysteries go
but what i really want to know is
why is it such a long way down
when you’re hanging at the end of your rope?

& why is grammar so difficult
when you’ve been drinking all day & night?
when you scowl at the hint of light
after you’ve been hiding inside for years

history starts & history stops
& the vegetation grows over everything
roots reaching up & over the top until
your house is your tomb & you’re not mad at all

Queen of Fire

i’ve waited so long for this
lying in the dark
gazing at the stars
where did your love go?
to the bottom of the sea
crushed far beneath the waves?
to the back of the line
ridden off the rails
tumbling from a bridge?

i’ve waited so very long for this
you’re drinking yourself to sleep
i’m wondering
where did my love go?
lying in the dark
dreaming of the stars
flying up to the highest of highs
then crashing down deep
below the dusty earth

Curve Stomp Puddling

cherry broken pond & it’s time to go to bed
bubble blustering tree & it’s time to go to bed
make all lace look spaced
in tune as pure lunatic
pepper shaven sea & it’s time to go to bed