Ask me a question! I dare you! Say something beautiful & make it impressive.
better still smile. send a star to wash away the pain. That lingering intoxication of mine.
My head was in the stars today and I was kissing the clouds as they flew west.
but my heavy feet were stuck. the clinging mud beneath bringing me to a grinding mental stop.
& My mind was smiling, is smiling. For i am in love &, no-one knows.
Yes – that is a secret to tell to your friends!
But i’m locked away. & my wife is dead. & i cannot tell anyone of the paine. Or of how I miss her.
& I am old now, though i still dream of her youth. & I still kiss her sweetly, but there’s no-one there.
& i hold her. I hold her close. Though the air that surrounds is empty & unforgiving.
I wish I could relive my life – Be young. Be new. Begin. Again
& I look at you & I’m jealous.
For you can write and play and dream and realise the greatest gifts that you hold within.
I am soon to die. & I am surrounded by skeletons already. Here, waiting.
With my eyes awash, the truth is deep beyond.
Though in here you seem to see the other side to me.
You’re a distant dream. A tender yet deceitful mirage. & You remind me of her.
I still dance with her.
& we hold each others hands & I can see her smile. & i can caress her face.
& the happy gift that she plants under the cold December tree
still sits there.