Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poem - Coffee & Butter

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when i sit alone, i imagine you there
with your Otter mustache and your long, willow hair
imagining a vivid, a splendid life with you,
and mornings filled with Coffee and Butter.

when i see trees, i remember those photos of me
you took, in the yard, behind your house
and climbing over the gate with your mother's camera
how you said you thought my smile was pretty

remembering the first time we said "i love you"
and the poem you wrote me only days before
the candy and soda on a Saturday morning
when i was 16, and you still walked to my house

when I'm at home by myself, and i want to cry 
i wish for you, to gaze into your wide, star-burst eyes
imagining a vivid, a splendid life with you,
and mornings filled with Coffee and Butter.

i hope we stay this way; together, for all time
to write each other vows, buy a house, and call you mine
just to sleep next to you, without our parents to object
you and i, we are beyond just "i love you"

ever since those pleasant memories,
so many more pleasant happenings,
just the thought of us "happening"

i pray that you can see it in my face, and feel it too
because there will not one person I'll ever adore as much as you
you may not believe it, but it's true
if only you truly knew

when i daydream, all i see is your face
caressing your chin, in a full-armed embrace
imagining a vivid, a splendid life with you,
and endless mornings filled with Coffee and Butter.

Poem - No One

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in bed, she lies; she stares
to the blank, white sky; off-white
i  n  s  i  d  e
no sun.

stepping down from her own safety suit,
cringing a her feet hit the floor, almost fearing life
o   u   t   s   i   d   e
no more.

forgetting to remove yesterday's mask,
the faded make-up, like faded energy
i   n   s   i   d   e
no thoughts.

nothing but tired, and needing more sleep
the inability, inevitably; insomnia
i  n  s  i  d  e
no rest.

mind astray. array, askew, unlike her eyes
somehow embarrassed, yet remaining unnoticed
o  u  t  s  i  d  e
no one.

Poem - (not) a New Start

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it was sunny and warm,
but it felt frozen, somewhat bleak;
i felt bare.
      new walls;
      new halls;
   a new hell.
it was like a fairytale;
      all too familiar, 
and just as unkind.
off-white bricks
old foam ceilings
vile tiles, a floor so common
and most people, all the same.
     just as before.
there are no maps for this journey,
just like there wasn't the last time
"is this really what you want?"
take the chance.
do your art.
what a 
waste.