lost on this orbit
seldom any paths
a glimmer of hope
the setting sun
set out into this space
a rock that slowly turns
around elliptical circles
and stunning bubbles
trapped with no way out
struggling for breath
when home is not here
far into the night
beginning and ending
on this blueness
the freedom flowing
across the sacred sky
The beast laid out his cards
and I’ve failed again.
Astonished, amazed, dumbfounded.
The beast lead’s the way
and I follow him again.
Betrayed, exposed, seduced.
The beast, he has his ways
and I’m ignited again.
Lost, off track, disoriented
The beast means business
and I’m giving in.
Hunger, famine, voracious
The beast doesn’t wait
and I’m devoured.
Exalted, exultant, rapturous
The beast has no mercy
and I’m consenting.
Submissive, repentant, success
the beast tears in to me
and I’m awake.
Suckling, nursing, consuming.
The beast is fierce
and I am his.
Slipping, sliding, and slithering.
The beast is insidious
and I’m breathless.
Aroused, triggered, sparked.
The beast is euphoric
and I am undone.
Desecrated, descended, disrupted.
Remember when you were there so far away? And I was there just dreaming of you? How many stars were wished upon? How many hours were spent in thoughts of you?
Every night I’d place a kiss and a wish inside a paper plane and throw it wide into the space and time that separated me from you.
Every day I’d smile and converse, strangling the words of loneliness trying to slip past my lips.
Every moment a wish in time. This need. This ache. This devotion.
And here we are. In the nights, making wishes come true. Pouring ancient and primordial ecstasies back in to the universe.
Creating new cosmic masterpieces of song and joy. Stretching out and folding back in. Encircling this space and time with the melody of you and me.
I saw you, standing out past the horizon
Where forever turned into infinity
Bigger than all the life I knew
Taking steps away from this platform
Intent and desire the same breathing fire
With every step away from there
The distance remained the same
I reached the point I thought you were
At that start of forever
I stepped into this great abyss
this chasm that never ended
and always there in front of me
I walked until forever
I stumbled through a galaxy
named a star for you
Pushed forward through the dust that hides
and shields your light from view.
And every time I thought we touched
there you were, standing at the start
This intergalactic race that has no end
this fire in my heart.
When the crazy is trying to lurk back
like a teenage kid past curfew
and I’m standing there
arms folded across my chest
toe tapping on the floor
and I make eye contact
Childhood reality. Lemonade stands. Video games.
Dirt. Sunshine. Dizzy with life.
Laughter. More sunshine.
Rainy days. Locked inside. Can’t come out and play.
Snowy days are packed inside and nowhere left to hide.
I found a book and found a world.
Childhood days are left behind.
You can always tell when the weather starts changing.
It always sounds the same.
Cars go faster.
I can hear them racing for miles
blood gets to boiling.
I love these little breaks. soon it will be cold again.
Snow will cover the roads.
People will drive slower.
Somehow, the noise becomes muted.
But for tonight, Heart’s are racing
and there’s desire burning and chasing them through the streets.
Passions are roaring and shifting gears
hellbent on living.