Occam’s Song

July 25, 2016

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to take a simple, graceful cloud
and string it to this line
make of it a hazy jewel
to place at your breast
and hold it close
seeing in it
something you’ve been before
knowing I have too

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to stride along a knife edge
as if it were a trail
on one side life and sun
the other cold infinity
and stand upon both
as if we can dare
to claim there is a medium
a true place between

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
to capture this
burst of light
that singes my fingers
as I trace the scratches
on the page
from where I tried to hide
words that weren’t there
and return them
with someone else’s hand

so that you don’t leave me
when I stand
without cloak or shelter

in dreams I’ve seen
there is nothing here but you
a shadow
a twin
tears
and truth

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Love

July 20, 2016

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Chasing her ghost
to the ends of the earth
he trailed a whisper

Kissing her voice
he was a strange Bono
singing his own choir’s echo

Pursuing the mist
until there was at last
an end to his pacing

For he saw his past
a trek too harsh, too lone
hiding from the same
voice he sought so long

But there is more
that I must write to you
He sold his fields
I lifted my glass to you

I was not him
he saw and took new dreams
I am too grim
keeping these paper screams.

Guide Me

July 19, 2016

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Guide me
For my eyes cannot see

Heal me
For my soul cannot hold me

For I am a long way
From home

In your arms
In your eyes

I have found
My way