i have fallen in love
so swiftly, painfully
tears stroke my eyes
the words rang so TRUE and the haunting-thoughts KNEW
i would feel what i felt
in the thrumming of the harp.
but the lyrics flew and caught my heart
so i fell in love
with a shooting star.
The blinding fire-light flickers in my eyes, the sound
of the consuming flame delivers and delights
my heartbeat echoes every hope…
I ached for your safety and you
l e f t the tightrope
for the solid ground.
Please don’t say those words, don’t ask me
what I can’t answer.
My heart is pulling itself apart
Don’t make me lie, I can’t look in those eyes
I CAN’T I SHOULDN’T I WON’T
“You either feel it or you don’t.”
The relief I feel
That the love was never real
Is as drowning and delightful as can be.
help me release the fear
assist me in this shaking-step
be with me as i open up
let me feel these things, surely this
love cannot hurt me more than silence
Kissing him felt like lightning,
He filled my veins with shadow
i saw stars and felt the static…
I’m an addict
I relive it every moment,
I fall into those eyes
I was sitting among many
You pulled me up to dance
And I laughed and let the faces slide past
You drew me near and kissed my head
And I gasped, looked away
And hid my heart;
I’ve fought a thousand battles trying to find you, searching for some infinite desire that would anchor me to another
I found nothing and no one
Just shadows full of twinkling promise,
Remnants of love; so I kept looking
And I discovered strength instead of companionship.
Dignity instead of desire.
Joy in place of longing.
And I am free of binding chains; now I search languidly, with expectation
One thing you did right
Was you loved my words.
You wanted to hear them
Day and night.
One thing you did wrong
Was you also loved her.
Was she on your mind
While I wrote of you?
I want to love someone
So that I listen to them talk
Watch their lips move on and on
Hear the waves of sound crash down
Just ‘cause I love the sound
of their voice.