Friday, December 11, 2009

taking my leave

good bye
im leaving

take it the wrong way if you want
we were close once which is exactly
why i dont want you in my periphery

but feel free to
take it the wrong way id say youre
entitled to

i used to say that loves greatest mystery
was the
intimacy
trust
tenderness
turned strangership and the taste of blood
under clasped teeth and fake smiles and
anyway

people would trade a thousand hookups to
one person whoud step between them and
those who do what those who do
do
aint my people aint
my tribe aint
me

I

aint much

grown an old mans scent
and fat
bad teeth
and so
bad breath

thats about it

but my heart is banging hard and crimson
and yesterday i stepped between a broken bottle
and a stranger
without fear
thats me

and i know this aint my time but i have no intention
to make it mine

so im taking my leave
if you want you know
where to reach me if
you dont

dont

Thursday, December 10, 2009

words of dusk

take my neck let it hold
take my liver make it work
take my eyes let them see
take my heart and make it beat

take these bones and make them last another day
let me straighten out my back tomorrow when i wake

take my feet make them walk
take my teeth have them chew
take my knees
take my lungs and let them breathe

thats all
one more day

then ill be on my way
leave you to your own devices
let you be

your stars are very black tonite
your darkness very bright
the rain and cold
your hiding sun

me?
according to your mold:
very, very young
and very old

thats all

Sunday, December 6, 2009

waking night

wake night
waiting for the poison
waiting for the poison
to leave my limbs

to let go of the heart
let go of my knees
and my clasped teeth

waiting for the poison
for the fear to subside
for the anger monster
to go away

waiting for my poison
to break me
leave me
in tears

carry me on iron wheels
through the burning rage
and bitter hate to

sorrowland