You should occupy no room in my thoughts
Acquaintance for most; friend for merely a breath
We went along a path that remained separate, yet
Always just close enough to see the others steps.
Did you break hearts? Did you lose in love?
Did you cry? Did you laugh till you cried?
All I know is a frozen smile with every passing season
Rather I see a real tear than another picture.
Oh, to know your hearts journey
I would wait alone 1000 years of light
And yet I’m here…going mad.
Mad with self loathing, knowing all
Too well how crazy these feelings sound.
Your song plays on the radio,
Always arriving with a secret smile
Springfield of all the various bards!
What depths of insanity inspire me to write
To cut open my heart, against all wisdom
And let flow it’s contents into the hands
Of an almost stranger, most likely to freeze?
But logic be damned!
I can’t say how (that answer may never come),
But a piece of my heart is yours.
I imagine it will be till the vessel attached
Lies beneath some great blue jacaranda
Or glides down a current of the Atlantic or Pacific
Do not pause your life.
Obligations? To me, none are yours.
I set these thoughts free for me.
Through them I have escaped
The clutches of Life’s regret
That seem to grab old men
With idle hearts and swollen bellies
“Where the sky meets the sea”
You exclaimed on a summers eve.
My hearts compass has truly aimed
In that direction always same
I don’t believe in God
But I know heaven is very real
It’s the place you’ll find me waiting,
For you to love me still.