ALIGN

Soft hands bare bones
I lose myself in you
warm bed clean sheets
I lose myself in you
cuz you’re a heartthrob
& the beat stick
I can count up to the boiling point
& mean it
& our blood speak
the science of sleep
so easily silently rocking the boat of dreams

I feel around for the ragged edge of something
I feel around I feel aroused

& then we align coupled by design
& then we align

Loose ends tied tight
I bind myself to you
gold ring white dress
I bind myself to you
o the pressure builds
& then over spills
river jump course
doesn’t trust banks
little did I know
the backtrack results
in myriad snowdrifts weighing down our eaves

I feel around for the ragged edge of something
I feel around I feel aroused

& then we align coupled by design
& then we align

Worn roads marked map
I found myself through you
your heart beats big
I found myself through you
you’re a forest fire
& I’m the deep end
you’re gravity
& I’m in left field
& the truth is
I keep returning to your hands untying knots

I feel around for the ragged edge of something
I feel around I feel aroused

& then we align coupled by design
& then we align

All the horror
all the beauty
all the life left under the surface
you gotta want it
you gotta need it
you gotta swim to top & then take flight
I will fly fast enough to stop time
for you for you & I

I feel around for the ragged edge of something
I feel around I feel aroused

GEORGIA

Where I can roam free
with lizards for hair
play fearless in the woods
ponds everywhere

The dirt was cracked
soft underneath
snakes hanging from the trees
I kissed the one that bit me

The sun warms my skin
the wind moves the air
& the pine tops sway
green against the blue sky

The slides were high
the ocean torn rough
lots of sand dollars for me
to paint with shimmer

The sun warms my skin
the wind moves the air
& the pine tops sway
green against the blue sky

I was the future
I am the past
I will be the present
at last last laugh

NEVER ODD OR EVEN

Nightmares of eating meat
horses hide deceiving me
stride for stride our muscles taut
stop motion my thoughts get lost

Walk with a ghost hand in hand
footsteps on water creating land
& miles to go before he sleeps on my legs
& I dream I’m legless

Never odd or even
even when
we wash our hands
but not the sin
we go wandering wandering
wander at night
& are consumed by fire

Leonid meteor shower
trickle down economically
with such impeccable timing
to cleanse the soles of our feet

You do the math prefer to bathe
the numbers don’t lie they got nothing to say
& miles to go before he speaks of his death
& I dream I’m deathless

Never odd or even
even when
we wash our hands
but not the sin
we go wandering wandering
wander at night
& are consumed by fire

We go circling circling circling round
we burn it burn it burn it down
we go wandering wandering
wander at night
& are consumed by fire

TALLEST TREELESS MOUNTAIN

Drive out through the desert with the mountain on my left
silver light through the windows from the moon over head
I can smile you can smile & we can pretend
that the world we created cannot be unsaid
& it’s safe to say we have miles left to go
& a snake weaves his way through the grass & the glow
the gas tends to take a swift alphabetic plunge
stomachs tend to growl after lacking a lunch

if you want to

The hum of the motor through the crush of cold air
can’t match the rhythm nor the heat of your stare
the reservation’s wire barbed sharp on my right
what can start out as the truth can bloom into a lie
when a river is crossed always helps to have faith
if the bridge were to fall we’d be floating in space
the land above the water has seen this all before
& a table of stars will fall crashing to the floor

if you want to

I will never stop from the solid knock table top
when the water comes I will climb to the mesa top
I will play my songs from the needle drop heart stop
I will never stop from the pedal drop table top

if you want to

What does it mean to be the tallest treeless mountain in the world?
What does it mean to be?
I suffer you you suffer me

TWO SNAKES

If I tell you that I love you
will you close your eyes & dream with me?
We become two snakes
devouring themselves
a circle getting smaller
by the side of a dry riverbed
sunning ourselves to sleep
& in a dream
we awake become two snakes

Reading the sign language
sign said members only
fossilized remains to be seen
of what will happen to the desert bottom
of the sea you later which will be tomorrow
mourning at the funeral of friend
who ceased to be me

Don’t talk to me when I’m half asleep
put pieces of silver upon your eyes
pay me back in the afterlife
float me hope in flames
float me hope in fame
pay me back pay me back pay me back

WHEN

When the internet declared us dead
I threw a wake I threw a wake for me & you
the obit read so clear & crisp
a couple of bubbles a lime twist
& when the oxygen fled the room
I calmly turned I calmly turned to you
& though I knew you could not hear
it was good to feel you near

I will love you forever
I will love you forever
I will love you through the void
you’re my signal through the noise
I will love you forever

When the newspaper announced our death
the ink was smudged smudged on my fingertips
the cards came quick a stamp & a lick
vases filled & glasses chilled
when the gravity failed the room
I calmly float I calmly floated to you
& though there was no up no down
I knew that you could be found

I will love you forever
I will love you forever
I will love you through the void
you’re my signal through the noise
I will love you forever

When the energy drained from the room
I knew I knew I knew

I will love you forever
I will love you forever
I will love you through the void
you’re my signal through the noise
I will love you forever