In The Water Over Land

just a normal night, reading in bed
you listened hard, felt the rush
something changed in your head
thought of her magenta touch
second wind, you grabbed your coat
locked your door, and ran outside
to the water, where you hoped
to chase the wave back to the tide
you’re in for a ride

I saw you at the water in the middle of night
wondered what was on behind your distant eyes
you called out to me, “I couldn’t get to the light
so I’m leaving home, as the crow flies”

look down at your knees
there’re lilypads among the leaves
why can’t you discern beauty from bland?
in the water over land

I knew you before the colours changed
before the closets became deranged
before your world became a stage
you need to go home, as the crow flies

look down at your feet
you’re no different from me
why aren’t you happy where you stand?
in the water over land

I saw you at the water in a downpour of rain
it’d been a while but you remembered my name
you said, “I didn’t expect to ever see you again
I should prolly go home, as the crow flies
can you take me home, as the crow flies?”



Copyright L.M. 2008.  (written June 17th, 2008.).


Black Knight Window

the window to you
somewhere near closed
has been rattling
rattling all morning

I cannot afford
to shut it tight and
to heed your most
careless warning

I can see through you

give me a doorway
at least I could enter
and with a new pathway I
could see that I went there
but bodies aren’t minds
in that they never lie
did you think of me before you
spoke your mind tonight?

come back and hold me
I feel awful tonight

before you know it
we’re best friends, you said
as if the thought of us
never came to your head
oh, the parallels were painful
but you didn’t even see
how that undesired result
exactly fit me

I feel awful tonight
I need you to hold me



Copyright L.M. 2008.  (written March 3rd, 2008.).