Above, Below


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Above, blankets the worlds with haze and gray.
Unable to get through the muck.
As it hangs low we hang our heads…
Pavement mirrors the sky.

Simple to forget the pulse,
the aching movement,
the life.

Below, it coats the worlds in bubbly daze.
Everything is able among the wonder.
As it coats below with a heavenly glow.

Here we float between the meaning and the lost,
the proof and the lost translation.

Above, below;
shades of gray in both.


Degrees


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Instead within trees
I whisper on my knees
below illuminated leaves
this struggle with
degrees.

See, you can see
the shades of gray
set between laughter of life
and each saddening stay.
But I’m blind to these shades of gray,
as a dictionary without a page.

Instead within trees
my spirit rages at defeat
unable to capture
degrees.


Are you counting?


Dawn whispers
through the shades
The day,
undecided as I am
Dawn whispers
its reluctant ways
to begin again

Get ready in small waves
torn between joining in
and laying down

Not ready.
Count the days,
Not ready
count the days
count the ways
not done yet

Feet stumbles
through days that aren’t mine
mind wanders
as arms are winged wide
to soar above this

Oh this isn’t the way.
Not ready
count the days,
not ready
count the days
count the ways
not done yet

too young
feet still stumbling
mind wandering away

Not ready.
Count the days,
Not ready
count the days
count the ways
not done yet

Oh and this was your wild way
Not ready, jump.
Feel the magic pulse
Don’t count the days
Not done, just grow into
Your wild way

But that doesn’t make it real today.

too young
feet still stumbling
mind wandering astray

that doesn’t make it real today.

Not ready.
Count the days,
Not ready
count the days
count the ways
not done yet


These Streets Lap


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Laps in the lamplight of
these streets,
I make them every time.

Laps in the places you’ve been
once before,
but have grown stale waiting.

Laps longingly to know
why in dreams
you take me every time.

Laps in the what-ifs and never-weres
in these streets,
I question them only here.

Laps of remembering
we will never linger together
in these streets.

Laps of always knowing
you still take hold,
in these dreams tonight.


The Noise


its all chitter
all clutter
why fuse with the noise
it has no meaning
to be bothered with
no sanity to enjoy

over the years
those who sought to decode its mystery
where the ones lost among its dancing dizzy schemes

its all chitter
all clutter
why fuse with the noise
its has no bearing
with the living
it just suppresses our voice

over the years
those sought to reach above the tide
where the ones that relished in their grand glorious dreams


One day


sleepless dreams
comes rushing in
in-between
sunlight dancing among the leaves.
and in your youth, you
you will dream
endless things
in this changing place

all to be seen

oh, but I know
one day
this will all change
one…day

outside of sleepless dreams

oh and I know
the past will be
what pushes you to see
more than one day

outside of youthful ways

I know one day
the past will be
what makes you see
the days to be

all to be seen
outside of sleepless dreams
and youthful ways
oh, one day
one day


When Gravity is Too Much


I’m the girl,
purple peacoat,
innocent ways
Cap and gown
in one hand
skipping through
crowds with innocent ways

Oh, its a big world
Everything wide open at 22
Just wind me up,
and release

Happy with a leap of faith
When gravity is too much

You’re the boy,
blue and plaid,
and steady ways
Pulling forward
Holding out your hand

Oh, its a great world
Everything is wide open
When you take my hand,
and get swept away

And I’m happy with this leap of faith
When gravity is too much
And going with the pack
is never enough

Oh and I remember
Riding through the valley
on the way to you
Wind winds my curls
Swept away
into the deep blue

Oh I remember
cozy into you
Innocent scattered girl
Steady sweet boy
whispering a future
taking this leap of faith

And I’m happy with this
this leap of faith
When normal is too much
and spending time with you
is never enough