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POEMES D'ANNA-LYNNE :

freckles
if you talk like a philosopher
a lover without questions.
i do not understand,
cannot imagine any lust
for something you know entirely
something you could immediately draw.
i have seen it's angles
and in my sleep i know its measurements
and i noticed the place where the freckles
cluster most
the first time.
if you love, but in a way
that can float above us when i talk
so that i feel like the music.
"love, there is no consequence
i will sleep beside you anyway"
but there are things i want to know
even to know what you would do
if i called you something ugly
but you will not listen.

lucid
no difference
sharp cold or tired heat
i remove my jacket in rhythms
and imagine either.
i do not want my dreams lucid
i want to be told that it is fall
and what that means.
i do not want this room and this boy
to be my happiness or not
depending on me.

fixed
the light weight of my thoughts
shuddering bubbles
are too thin to be held
too fragile to press
too much movement to anchor,
my weighed heart
and weightless words
waiting to beat together
like approaching lights
overlapped.
saying sweet dreams. all right.
beautiful. safe.
while my chest keeps me awake
all night
like little fluttering hands.
whispering sorry
when i want you to say the same.
we are close or distant
depending on where i lie
because you are fixed
like with pins
to one space on the bed.


ear
i can see through your ear
warm pink like something young
needing a blanket
the lamp behind you a warm monster

it is the one part of you that glows.

cat, comma
you have been a comma.
what i thought you were
you were not,
still four small windows
someone else’s black cat is lonely
i alone in a darkness
that allows me to see the book shelves.
before i was a lover
having conversations on our elbows
they grew pink and i showed us.
later i will be important
and read from my works
or sing them
and you are the comma
between those things
but something else
i thought you were.


beautiful things
that dim
the only way that things can become
like arms dropping to one’s sides
after an embrace,
cold settled wax
and worn blankets
and birds that have sung themselves
to sleep.

Poèmes écrits par Anna-.Lynne en 2006


piano hammers
other people would,
would swim to that side you’re on
begin ideas of two bodies together
with first gestures
of eyelids and hands.
my body suggests it to me
but not to you.
other people reveal first
the shoulder as the jacket slips



the neck as the hair is held back,
tell all with the step
of the body forward
in the circle of your space
wordlessly offered up.
but my movements are of silence,
though my thoughts are
quick piano hammers
that have rhythms for your presence,
letting the air weigh what you have said
for what it is made of,
and a new weight that i carry
of what my body tells me
but does not tell you.


full silence
it cannot be
quite so sweet
as it seems to me
when you hold my face in your hands
and look
and kiss,
place your thin arms
right around me
from behind
and tap against my stomach
the time of the music playing.
and just when
everything melts
upon your beautiful face
and i feel i will rip apart
if i do not press
the word love
against your cheek,
that is when you take my hand
to your lips
and remind me
of the full silence.

erased
i said something about your eyes
but it was not enough.
some beauty, some explosive,
your face gives and your eyes give more.
you, you in the dark or the light
in my arms or far.
the unrhyming different
sound that you are,
and when you are studious
at something else, and turned,
somehow you still give
and the stoop of your back
and the curl of your hair
and all that i would make mine
but for a word from you;
you do not mean to suggest adjectives
with your yes,
you do not mean this heat in my
shoulder blades.
you mean for me to wait,
and quietly,
as the beautiful line of your body
before a blank wall
makes that wall glow
and makes my ache
a gentle fixture right here
glad with the thought of it
being erased or not erased.

ashes
your doorway
and light through open windows
wordless music
a soft floor
and the back of your hair,
the side of your face,
a rain of letters at your hands
and i feel you before i feel the arms,
letting go of packages
and it is the subtlety of stopping time
shutting off everything else
no one else, nowhere else
if you let me touch you
and lay words all over the bed.
and this feeling is warm and always
but beside you it flickers higher
leaving white ashes on our sleeping faces
and sunlight in the window.

bright fish
the sweetness of the only sip
you can’t remember
the one your mind and mouth
let go of
tell me that you don’t mind
that you can only reach for
the low branches.
which loves
are the long sighs
as you lie listless
and obvious,
and which are the bright fish
that you fight for
and never catch.
you remind me that everything moves
always
like i hope
that while my body seems the same
forever,
and my thoughts,
they are whirring
secretly
beyond me.


Poèmes publiés par Anna-Lynne le 23 septembre 2009 sur son blog Parrotwood.



THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS :

sparrow
either way
you'll have to say "i'm sorry"
by the end
if the you i have is different
and bare is the state you bring.
bare is the slate you bring
spare you new love nothing.
love is the knife
we pulled out of our backs
i know the sound that it makes.
acting like new but you're not new.

the lids
only now that i'm alone
i see the night as what it is. wasted.
i can only close my eyes
with one thing behind the lids
so it is.
maybe you'll wake me
waking to ringing
maybe i'll wake to you.
confessing that this isn't
quite what i had in mind
but i lied. i'll wait.
feel my love is all too much
real as things you touch
and know in all the ways.
maybe you'll wake me
waking to ringing
maybe i'll wake to you.
mmaaybe you'll wake me
waking to your warm
maybe i'll wake to you


red
tall leaves in the morning
don't leave, it's not morning
and after all
a sailor absolves you
don't leave in the morning
kissed cheek, it's not morning
don't leave in the morning
paper doll
matchbox and all
and after all is done...
a sailor absolves you.

catch not break
once in the while
i'd like to catch, not break, what i hold
and once when you're close
i'd like to speak my beautiful thoughts
and then i can melt like i will.
when i took my kiss somewhere else
i broke -i know-
the natural order of things
and i know it doesn't go.

i could go back
did i just think it, no
did i just write it down
when did i lean in close enough
i'd be invisible
it'd be comfortable
if i'd still see and hear you.
i could go back to my old way
i could go back to the doorway
i see when the lights
and the air would touch
what for me
i think
would be too much.
did i just think it or
did i try saying more
did i put messages in my eyes
like bottles.
crawling back to my old way
i could go back to the doorway
the light hurts my eyes
and i get spent so
one day you'll say
"why didn't you say no."



CHINA MOUNTAIN :

crush the bird
if i make allowaces
i'm fine with separate, and see-how-it-is
understood
if you think it's good
do they make flowers for this
what color means you don't care how she lives
i'd expect just a little bit.
me, i wouldn't trade
me, i wouldn't trade for what you're made of
lover becomes secretive
"don't ask
i won't tell
we'll see how it is"
understood
if you say it's good
do they make flowers for this
what color means you don't care how she is
i'd expect just a little bit.
me, i wouldn't trade
me, i wouldn't trade for what you're made of
did i try too hard loving
crush the bird you're holding
me, i wouldn't trade
me, i wouldn't trade for what you're made of

compasses
what i want sometimes is a roof somewhere
the same one each time, like a real woman
home, to be home
to be home
like a black sea turtle swimming back
sailors who sail without compasses
right, to be right
to be right
if the stars stick why can't i

fainting spells
earth to you
earth to you, love
please don't rain on all my plans
darling, i call you that
for i'd like to believe
in what's not anymore
at least i know i didn't waste you
at least i didn't act like you did
there's always that
always that
love sleeps where it's not wanted
in your bed, in your bed
fainted
fainted twice
once like butterflies
once like butterflies and once like ice
love sleeps where it's not wanted
in your bed, in your bed

fineline
i don't like wolves
or wide open doors
woke in the night alone
my fine line, crossed
standing in my place
looking for my place
i will wait throught the night for only you

temperature
you like me hopeful
'cause hopeful is quiet
sleeps through the night,
dreams of white boats
we could spin possiblies into a life
and what it feels like when we dance
i will sing tra la la la with you
i will sing la da da da with you
but it's not like the sea
to leave you with me.
if i don't spin you
the dizziness stops
the bedroom's a box
and i'm a girl who wants a promise.
what everyone wants
love, did you once
before we met?
i will sing tra la la la with you
i will sing la da da da with you
but it's not like the sea
to leave you with me.
la la la la da da da da da
i will sing tra la la la.


face shape
it's the shape of your face
not the words you choose
i think that i cried
but i lied to you
said i need you right here
to see what i love
but when you disappear
it's still sharp enough.
lover, you know what i thought we'd be
the truth doesn't stop me at all
at all.
when my eyes turned all watery blue
it wasn't the moment we'd stepped into
my heart is a fixed as the walls around
this up is up always
never comes down.
lover, you know what i thought we'd be
lover, you know what i thought we'd be
the truth doesn't stop me at all
at all.

cattleya
this drink doesn't make me sleep
didn't think it would
the numbers on the clock are green
the rest of this is mud
we let off the heavy chains
but i'm not free
til you say this life is worse without me
you must say the right thing some time.
and you know that i'll wait up
as if though for my true love
and you know that i'll wait up.
one for getting through the dark
the hours that it stays
never saw the box before
our shoulders filled the space
we let off the heavy chains
but i'm not free
til you say this life is worse without me
you must say the right thing some time.
and you know that i'll wait up
as if though for my true love
and you know that i'll wait up
did your heart get cold right away.

before you are
lover, never tire of me
my hands, my eyes, my worrying
looking at you you're all that i need
if i could be that for you
you know i'd be.
i believe in something sweet
in spite of things you've told me
planted all the seeds i had
underneath a tree
turned all the sad songs right off
just as i heard them start
youre like the night
i feared it before i loved it, love.
we flinch like this
when touches are soft
too light, don't lie
you know they are
if you want constant and ready for war
i will be ready for it
before you are.
i've forgotten before you
in spite of things you've told me
i planted all the seeds i had
underneath a tree
blanketed before it did get dark
when the shadows were small
you're like the night
i feared it before i loved it, love
you're like the night i feared.

lula boat
what about the hours i spent
devising the tales i told
my fiction just to balance our
the way that your arms can pull.
if my love was a sailor
he'd use his boat for ill
to sail beyond the reach
of the one who loves him still.
what of the control it takes
to hold it behind my eyes
to stop the rushing water
when the river's too weak to try.
if my love was a sailor
he'd use his boat for ill
to sail beyond the reach
of the one who loves him still.

fainted twice
fainted twice
once like butterflies
and once like the ice.



CHINA MOUNTAIN BSIDES

nurse
i am left nursing things
(he held your bags for you)
things that don’t nurse back
(remember)
alone nothing sings
nothing answers
(i don’t think you remember)
when will we....
daylight
daylight.
i am left nursing things
things that don’t nurse back.


never one
(nondescript words in verse)
oh i think i need you...
never one to forget
i was never one to forget
does it look like rain.


lives & dies
what kind of love’s like something you’re born with
that lives and dies with you
(in the morning we’ll make-believe)
but still startles every time
like cold water over you.
oh i could live and die with you
i know it’s too much
i want to live and die with you
i know it’s too much.
what kind of love’s like something beside you
that lives and dies
your bread and water.
don’t look at me
i couldn’t take much more.
oh i could live and die with you
i know it’s too much
i want to live and die with you
i know it’s too much.
don’t look at me
don’t look at me.
(to live and die with you, i know it’s.....)


apples
a knife and your love
apples you carved into small browning doves
a knife and your love
apples you carved into small browning doves
i’m ready for
however long i’m doomed to miss you for
i said “leave it alone”
and let you get lost in the air,
if i’d known.
i knew it would be me
i’ve felt life without you before
i’ve practiced how it feels
saying “i had him, but not anymore.”
must’ve been good
we put up with so much bad just to have it
must’ve been good
we put up with so much bad just to have it
i’m ready for
remembering all of these things on my own
i always knew
being alone would feel like being with you.
i knew it would be me
i’ve felt life without you before
you’d not have done for me
the mourning and everything
that i’m good for.
why’d it fool me
why’d it take my lover, my lover
why’d it fall
and why’d it break
my lover, my lover.

the moon is high
i have your name written
under my palm
touches everything i touch
(i’m tired...)
i have your hand
watching over my skin
and when i’m asleep...
i’m over what you’re not in
it’s so old.
the sun is bright
but i’m inside
the moon is high
but i’m inside.
i have your name written
under my palm
touches everything i touch
i have your ink
pulsing under my skin
and into the night...

the same quiet
it’s the shape of your face
not the words you choose
i think that i cried
but i lied to you
said “i need you right here
to see what i love”
but when you disappear
it’s still sharp enough.
sand you do not stand in
in your right mind
face out to the rain
wait for bright lights
eyes closed but your hands out
and spun round
it all ends with the same quiet
and comedown.
when my eyes turned all watery blue
it wasn’t the moment
we’d stepped into
my heart is as fixed as the walls around
this up is up always
never comes down.
sand you do not stand in
in your right mind
face out to the rain
wait for bright lights
eyes closed but your hands out
and spun round
it all ends with the same quiet
and flight down.

bee
gentleness
is not how i have loved a thing
i’m sharp and sure.
if you need someone
who’s able to stand in ruins
saying “it’s all right”
someone you’ll never get cut on...
i am more like a knife.
it’s not my fault
i want to light it brighter
than the others might.
if you want love you can feel
you know it’s going to ache some times
anything else isn’t worth
living days
sleeping nights.

bring you
oh i waited
but time did not bring you to me
when you know what the piece is that you need...
what i spoke
was just words i wrote down first
was i careful
or did i just show you my worst
i’ve done that before.

sweetheart
you're so blank
like something that's never been
you're not showing
the ghost of anything
but if you'd not been mine
then how would i know
when you go to sleep
you bite down so your teeth make sounds
as you start to dream
and the names we give each other
just don't last
but the one who loves the most
gets to keep the past
right here




NOBLE HOUSE
more past
after you go
after you go
i won't expect to hear your voice again
do not leave footprints
to carve out your weight
in the snow
more and more past
nothing will last
if you forget watch the sun set so far
you held my hand but
i don't think you will remember that
With all your veils raised up
Who's to expect the same love
With all your veils raised up
Who's to expect the same love

right you are
you should drain of color
like an insect on a leaf
you should taste of nothing
how much water would you be
shows how right you are
when i'm crying and you're not
i'm not one of those
to say that hurting is better
than not knowing



fill the nights with water
or something promising to fill
never mind the waiting
beautiful something bewitch will
shows how strong you are
when i'm trying and you're not
on you doesn't show
i would fall for that face again after all
stop telling my heart...
just stop tugging my heart

thousand
it's not supposed to feel right
and broken at the same time
a thousand lights that dance
out of my heart to you each time
what do you have to ask me
maybe then you don't feel
the thousand pins and needles
that i feel near you each time
it's just my mouth
it's just a word
and what is that
how does it hurt
how does it hurt
i'm not supposed to need what
i've never had to know it
a thousand thoughts that crawl
out of the dark to lie with me
i'm not supposed to say it
the way my head replays it
a thousand words and none of them
that i can say out loud
but out loud is how i feels
is what you hide
just as real
just as real



HAVING
safe, sound
i forget, tell me again
what do you want
you'll be close, not close enough
not close enough for my kind of heart
you say words you can't take back
used to be love
now it's words hard to look at
hard to look at with the lights on
in your head it must not sound so bad
or why would you say it
when you know i feel it
whistles through my bones
alone in a love
the one that we started
the one that you ended with some words
why'd i start before you said
"i checked it out, it's safe and sound"
like i showed you right away
all the things that eyes can say
where you are it must not look so bad
or why would you do it
when you know i feel it
and my eyes are not afraid to cry their way
through all you say
i know that what we started
i think that we ended

what of me
it's a place that's not so far
i dream there and sometimes i wake there
do you want me caring less
sometimes we don't ask for what we need
and i guess how i want to be loved
and i've guessed what of me you need
it doesn't matter if we lie
your sentences never defined you
do you think that i can't feel
when i touch you there's words on your body
should you be scared
when i say sometimes i'd want you dead
so no one else can have you when it ends
how'd i reach this point on my own
and how fragile right there was i
this is not the first time
that i've watched the end of that thing that had no end
do you want me caring less
sometimes we let go of what we need
why can't you guess how i want to be loved
you can't even tell me what of me you need

weakening
time isn't short anymore
moments that turn into worlds in your hands
how do you feel when you wake
spells that are weaker the longer they take
but i wait
waiting for you's nice
like there is no doubt in my mind
waiting for you's nice
like there is no doubt in my mind
it doesn't hurt anymore
love that is stubborn and becomes a part
of who you are
you know i look for the wear
signs of it fading, expecting it there
tell me where
waiting for you's nice
like there is no doubt in my mind
imagining you's nice
like there is no doubt in my mind

i don't mind
you're like a lover
in that when you look you make lists
i could do with more of that
more of that
less of this
shine your light
i don't mind
shine your light
i don't mind
you know what words of love
get squeezed out
by a hand tightening 'round your neck
tell me love
tell me it
hold me tight
i don't mind
hold me tight
i don't mind

ledge
it's strange that it's you
that's doing this
love's a window ledge
you're talking me down from it
like you can talk it away
if i say this once
don't talk me out of this
this one thing i have
you talk me out of everything
you're gently wearing me down


for you i'll play along
it's common as waking up
we'll blow it away
i'll give it up quietly
it's nothing
it's nothing yet it's all right


and we lean in
what if the sound of my voice
is the sound of your lover's voice
what if the back of my hand
feels so familiar we don't stop
don't stop... don't
and we lean in
how did you do that
it's strange how light catches on things
like there is nothing else
or say it's in my eyes
or it's my heart
well i can close them all
i won't look for the signs love
i won't look

my hands up
turning into something i can't cope
with not having
stop, stop it
could i put my hands up
and ask that you stop
do i need to be in love
i'm lost when it's just me
with only a hope to make
you happy enough to stay
return the words, the looks
i give you like they're falling out of me
seconds change
and at the end
your face is inerasable
true, i need to be in love
i'm lost when it's just me
with only a hope to make
you happy enough
do i need to be in love
what is there otherwise from loving
just takes a face
to make everything else erase
stop, stop it
could i put my hands up
and ask that you stop

low point
i've been scared
not like this
you lose things, i lost it
just please reach from somewhere
my heart is done
it's too scared
i've never wished this before now
if i said i did i take it all back
you have to go all the way
to know where it is
all the way down
you know what you'd stop for
when you're running from your worst fear
that you need it
now i'm fading
this is what i'd like to lay in
i've never wished this before now
now i know all the long steps down
this time my eyes close like this
i know my last thoughts
i know my last wish
to not be wishing
to not have broke this
to feel what i'm missing
somehow i broke it
i only know breaking
and what i want to lie in

no one
what would you say
if i said this year has been
only a dream that only we have been in
no one else can sense all the harm i've done
and it has always been our hands in a melded one
if there's a difference
then i don't know
between miles and a stone's throw
all that matters is what can mend us
you can be silent as you want to
no one can punish me like i do
what would you say
if i said i found the truth
we'll turn it around
i'll stay here and wait for you
if there's a difference
then i don't know
between miles and a stone's throw
all that matters is what can mend us

matching weight
tonight
we don't have a lot to go on
but that's not how it lives in my head
no, not at all
blind times
thought we were matching weight
we pulled
sometimes it was you and sometimes it was me
but where are we
you say "don't take it all so hard for now
there's so much space
and there will always be later for that"




DIFFERENT STARS
lie in the sound
i love you more than i should
so much more than is good for me
more than is good
oh the timing is cruel
oh i need and don't want to need
more than i should.
i am falling
say my name and i'll lie in the sound
what is love
but whatever my heart needs around.
oh my sheet is so thin
so i say i can't sleep
because it's so very cold
but i know what i need
and if you were just near to me
would you go....
i am falling
say my name and i'll lie in the sound
what is love
but whatever my heart needs around
i am falling
say my name and i'll lie in the sound
what is love
but whatever my heart needs around
and it needs you too much now.

different stars
so you'd sing a lullaby to get me to sleep
so it's no surprise my eyes are never heavy
for i've not seen you in the flesh for so long
that i'm not sure we would know each other at all.
oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
and i know you don't think twice wherever your are
oh the weight it must be light wherever you are.
so i will hum alone too far from you
all that i say now is nothing to you
we will lie under different stars
i am where i am and you're where you are
you're where you are.
oh the weight it must be light wherever you are
and i know you don't think twice wherever you are
and i'd ask if you're all right wherever you are
and do you think of me
you might
wherever your are.

alone *
you gave me cold glass love
you've got teeth for biting and you've bore a hole in me
you and me hot and cold
you have crossed all safely while i teeter on my rope
better than me and i know
you are calm and symmetry and i'm an empty hole
my envy of all you own
i want to be a possession you dust and won't let go
gentlest touch and sweetest sound
something you'll run back in for when the house burns down
alone
alone doesn't feel so cold
alone
alone doesn't feel so cold
'cause your arms
your arms they don't feel so warm
so come
come love and take me home
what i am
and what you are
some things just don't hold the way the night has trapped a star
alone
alone doesn't feel so cold
alone
alone doesn't feel so cold
'cause your arms
your arms they don't feel so warm
so come
come love and take me home.

let you down *
oh love you're driving me crazy
and i don't know what to do
will i throw this all away
for you
3:30 in the morning
here in front of you
oh love, what are we to do
love, do you need me now
'cause i've let you down
'cause i've already let you go
and you don't even know
oh love, you've come from nowhere
and brought me to my knees
and in this place is it hello or good-bye
and i'd kiss your honey lips
oh i'd touch your sunlit hair
but these are the weapons that'd destroy me
love, do you need me now
'cause i've let you down
'cause i've already let you go
and you don't even know
love, how i need it now
love it won't let go
i guess you never know we never know
love, do you need me now
'cause i've let you down
'cause i've already let you go
and you don't even know.
love, do you need me now
'cause i've let you down
'cause i've already let you go
and you don't even love me anymore
i don't love anymore.
i don't love anymore.
i don't love anymore...

fragment
if i lean, if i lean in so close to you...
can i breathe, can i breathe, i don't know
so far from home
i'm tired of...i'm tired of being cautious
oh it aches and the only thing cautious now's
my hand not to break you.
i cannot promise
any of the things i want to
but i could not want this
any fragment more than i do.
i don't know...i don't know how
to read what you give me
say "i'm tired, i'm tired of being lonely"
spell it for me
if i lean, if i lean in so close to you
i want to know there's no space
between me and you.
i cannot promise
any of the things i want to
but i could not want this
any fragment more than i do
oh...what to call this?
tell me how i'm supposed to touch you
'cause i could not want this
any fragment more than i do
you could not want this
any fragment more than i do.

just like this
just like that
the straw ignites and nothing is left
still through smoke, i will know
that you're my angel
just like this
with a firefly net you take back your kiss
it's all yours, from the eskimo cold
to the bolts on the door
you were my angel.
and i feel it's not worth it anymore
and i feel it's not worth it anymore.
love is small
it is two-dimensional as a wall and
nothing's either under the right
or the left hand
you've a face that i've loved
like a doll whose features have rubbed off
don't we try
kneeling down and making ourselves cry
you were my angel.
and i feel that it's not worth it anymore
you make me feel that i'm not worth it anymore.
shut me eyes and feel your breath
you dance with me
forever's just a word
but whisper it to me.

love you more
all of my songs are for you
all of my songs are sad
whenever you wake at night
you say that all of your dreams were bad
give me your tightest arms
give me an "i love you"
i'll stay awake all night
and blow your darker thoughts
far from you.
don't say that i don't love you more
i can't understand what you'd fear for
just like how if i dreamed your dreams
i'd know why you say "just hold me."
all of our kisses must
come to an end some time
but it is always your lips
pulling away from mine.
don't say that i don't love you more
i can't understand what you'd doubt for
just like how if i dreamed your dreams
i'd know why you say "just hold me."

untitled *
it is too late to feel like a numb skin
say that you've harpooned me, am i a prize then
i am lost as the sea, you tell me what i see
love was supposed to save me
love was supposed to save me
it is too dim to read, and there's no moon
our love always rhymes like a poem
this mirror seems wrong you decide what i am
love was supposed to save me
love was supposed to save me
you chose the rose with the thorn
you chose the sky with the storm
i'll take the lover that lies
my piece of divine til everything dies
love was supposed to save me
love was supposed to save me

what could i say
what could i say
to touch beneath your clothes
when i say i need you here
you'd say "how could i not know"
why am i so tired
exhausted in my love
water in my eyes
why am i not enough.
i told you everything i knew
i tore my pockets out
and gave them all to you
you hold my throat like a violin
i never want to kiss again
because there's nobody like you.
now i'm so afraid
to push you from my mind
like the fear of forgetting what light is like
when you close your eyes
how can you stare
how can you sit
while i'm trying to tear you up
and i'm almost good at it.
i told you everything i knew
i tore my pockets out
and gave them all to you
you hold my throat like a violin
never want to held again
because there's nobody like you.




* from always on the run






ANCHOR
i know
i know i'll never see you
i know i'll never run into your body
walking through the crooked streets
i know i'll never hear you
i know i'll never hear you like a sound
that wafts inside from outside there
i know that if i waited
i know that if i wait a thousand days
will lie wasted with thoughts of you
my love i've pictured this: your violet eyelids
opened to say "here's where you've been"
your lips open to say "my darling it's been
so very long and i'm in pain"
i know i'll never feel you
i know i'll never get so close to you
that i can't smell anything else
i know i'll never see you
i know that where you go i'll still be far
from where you are
my love i've pictured this: your violet eyelids
opened to say "here's where you've been"
your lips open to say "my darling it's been
so very long and i'm in pain"
sometimes i picture all your fingers
sometimes they're crawling down my spine
sometimes they're buttoning your jacket
sometimes you're far but you're still mine
i know that it is raining
and i know that the rain will soak you through
and leave you like the tattered sky
i know i go in circles
i know that window panes bring only rain
and not your face
sometimes i picture all your fingers
sometimes they're crawling down my spine
sometimes they're buttoning your jacket
sometimes you're far but you're still mine
i know that it is raining
and i know that the rain will soak you through
an leave you like the tattered sky
i know i go in circles
i know that window panes bring only rain
and not your face

desert
my feet are trembling alone
with the serpentine skins on the floor
and while i sleep will you send me a thought
while i lean could you build me a rock
or pretend you're my home
touch my lips or are they too blue
thirsty from never tasting you
and with the wind and the dark and the sand
these evenings are cold
and are you sleeping or can you give me a shawl
or pretend you're my home
finally you tuck me in
don't feel warm don't know where i am
and you lean into my mouth and say "i'm alone"
and i know your heart is a hole
but your body's so close
i can pretend that i'm home
empty as a hole but it feels so warm
this isn't home but somehow it's gold
empty as a hole but it feels so warm
this isn't home but somehow it's gold

anchor
oh our dance was slow
and you fumbled with my hands
whisper "time to sleep"
you have dreams awaiting your quiet mind
does your heart get weaker
when you see how far we've to go
forget all the promises
you're tired and you're drifting
and you're low.
and if you can't steer
then it would be safer to drop the anchor
and if you can't feel
it's selfish to use up all of the bandages.
i can read your eyes:
"if this real then it'll end"
i shouldn't look so surprised
this happens over and over again
does your heart get fiercer
when you think someday i might go
forget all the promises
you're tired and you're drifting
and you're low.
and if you can't steer
then it would be safer to drop the anchor
and if you can't feel
it's selfish to use up all of the bandages.
when you're alone, when you're hollow
then you'll ask me to come and filll you
come and feel you
don't think i will do.

washes away
i can laugh at this dream
and if i drown i'll wake in the morning
this is liquid love in a plastic cup
and if it leaks we can plug it right back up
pain is a rain that washes away
i'm a fabric you can't stain
to make light of you is all that i have
so understand me if i laugh
you were sleeping and your eyes they were gone for a while
you were screaming and i searched for the lines of your smile
this is peace and i know 'cause i'm too tired to cry
i'll never get close to you and i'm just too distracted to try
pain is a rain that washes away
i'm a fabric you can't stain
to fall into this is not what i want
so understand me if i don't
love is a glove that just doesn't fit
no matter how you pull at it
to make light of you is all that i have
so understand me if i laugh
it is late i won't ask you to stay or to stroke
i have never gotten warm from you huddling close
if you danced i might take you right up in my arms
but you don't so i whisper this is all
this is all all
all

cabinet
thought like ink love runs out
so i kept it up on a shelf
and i will polish it finger it
but never let it breathe by itself
whatever happens next
when nothing's left
i'd just rather not see
you've been slicing like a knife
like eve with her bite
but i don't think you've wounded me


we don't fall into love
it slips from the cabinets and falls into us
i stand apart from your body in the dark
but our gazes link like a bridge
and i don' t think that i'm weak
though my lips open to speak
that i'd trade my soul for a kiss
i turn away to cry but even when i lie
there's some things words cannot hide
and my aim's never been good
but my arrow to the moon is so close it scrapes the sides
we don't fall into love
it slips from the cabinets and falls into us
now love's tangled up
like a sititng duck
i don't have to search
you're all my answers
we don't fall into love
it slips from the cabinets and falls into us

broken
i'm broken
and you didn't notice
how is that i'm all pieces
can you sum up in one sentence
all that you feel for me
juggle my tears
with my fierce questions
i'm broken
can you fix this broke
i'm broken
i'm worn out
given what i had
you just sip from your own glass
i can't be without you a moment
without fearing you won't come back
juggle my tears
with my sharp pieces
i'm broken
can you fix this broke
i'm broken
is your girl of glass
something that never mends
or is she a puzzle that fell
that we could mend again

my eyes were closed
oh do you love me
does if fade
like a drying waterstain
or if i beckon will you stay
let me finish watching you change
like a sunset
just because i love doesn't mean
there's innately something in between
turns out my eyes were closed
and so i didn't know
turns out my eyes were closed
i'd thought that i was more
i've played the weakling
not afraid
to ride your sympathy like a train
but i never caught you completely
just a wing that i couldn't keep
so intent feeling loving you
thought that was all i knew how to do
turns out my eyes were closed
and so i didn't know
turns out my eyes were closed
i'd thought that i was more

it's been a shame
over in a moment you've the only lifeboat
say you can soothe but you know that you don't
bitterer because you said it was perfect and i thought it was
just like everyone does
it's all on my shoulders you're the one who got to say
"this has all been shame" and i'm the one who had to stay
bitterer because you said it was perfect and i thought it was
just like everyone does
it's all on my shoulders you're the one who got to say
"this has all been a shame" and i'm the one who had to stay
bitterer because you said it was perfect and i thought it was
just like every fool does
trying to find it a reason not to ache
like when you say that you don't care to stay
you're still not on your way
anything i'm still aching

umbrella
you've waited to say
"there's no way our bodies are one"
until today with the rain
under umbrellas
the cover was warm but there's a hole
and the rain comes in
stand as far as you want
right now i don't think
the rain will cry with us
love let down the umbrella
afraid i'll see you as you are
and i'll see your eyes falter
i won't say "stay"
i'll play the marble heart
you're beautiful
maybe so but it's gotten dark
so it's just you
walking through the pain you made
love tell me more let it pour
i don't feel the rain
the rain will cry with us
love let down the umbrella
afraid i'll see you as you are
and your eyes falter
my silence an ornament that you'll keep
it would've been easy if i'd break and weep
taste your own tears when you go to sleep
love under your umbrella

stay, there's nowhere else
oh i know how it's been
you have curtains when the day ends
and i feel you like a thorn
but it feels right our loose entwined
and i wonder how it'd be
if you'd not go
if you'd ask to stay
stay for all the days you can count
pretend that there's nowhere else
feel and speak and cry and hold
pretend that you're someone else
will you be sorry will i
will you be sorry will i
sour as the oranges
see i can't bite cuz i'm too tired
and i say that's what happens
when you run hard to get nowhere
still i wonder how it'd be
if you'd not go
if you'd ask to stay
stay for all the days you can count
pretend that there's nowhere else
feel and speak and cry and hold
pretend that you're someone else
will you be sorry will i
will you be sorry
and i almost stop feeling the freezing
whenever it's cold
and i almost can see in the dark now
'cause your skin's so gold

BSIDES

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