Sunday, January 29, 2012

Awake & Asleep

Here are three songs that are currently keeping my heart awake at night, and a reason to sleep to dream.

"I get so haunted, I fall in your dreams tonight

I get so haunted, That I misunderstood tonight
This is real, this is what you search out
And you wouldn't believe, you could never say it's true."

"Blow by blowI didn't see it comingBlow by blowSucker Punched
Rushes inHere to stayRushes inYou are here to stay"

"Might be holding your hand but I'm holding it loose"

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And So It Is So

And so it is
I cannot live without:
music, trees, love
You, so
will give you time to decide:
this, that, us-
A song with a bridge
Or a song only with chorus
One great weeping willow
Or a large redwood forest

And so that is
I am standing here:
notes, branches, heart
You, so
will fall asleep separate, together, in love.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Things Change Over Time

Things change over time. The way a moment felt can take many shapes and forms as it settles in your memory. I experienced this chapter of my life in stages: excitement, disappointment, anger, understanding. But there will always be a certain nostalgia about what this person and the moment taught me from a "bigger picture" perspective. I enjoyed reading the two different ways I told this story, from my memory's own record.

For the Record ("For the Future")

Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty;
You sang along softly in my ear

Displayed record collection, misplaced feelings;
I melted on your ugly green couch.

Wine filled mind, emptied hearts;
I will always feel this moment,

Solitarily, inevitably stoned.


For the Record

I melted on your ugly plaid couch,

With a wine filled mind and an emptied out heart.

I’m not trying to sound like I am holding on

To the past,


You let me play Fleetwood Mac,

For the first time in years, truth was in the music

I’m merely mentioning what is fact,

Not exaggerated,


I danced with you in your living room,

Among your impressive displayed record collection and misplaced feelings

I’m just writing this all down,

As a reminder,

For the future.