You

I’m tired of thinking about you
each morning, each night
a distress signal
radiates in all directions
received by no one
especially not you

I’m tired
piles of paper, endless pens know me well
they stay blank, full of ink for me
they don’t demand me to be
a better version of myself
but they don’t love me either

I’m tired of words and meanings
I’m tired of your image
etched into my neurology
I feel like an acorn
on an endless sandy shoreline
wishing for rich soil, fresh water

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As I Sit

life likes to sit
on precarious ledges
dangling from infinities
as though they were zeroes

expanding and changing
life surmounts every summit
with no goal in mind
without thought of end

as I sit and write
hawks soar, cicadas sing
periwinkles cling for their lives
as I sit, as I write

coils innumerable
following hidden order
hold within them ancient texts
and pass them along

 

 

The Time We Shared

• Hammer-on (^)
• Straightforwardly pick base notes for intro/verses (g string, d string intermittently).
• Strum for the choruses.

e—————
b—————
g—-0^2——
d—————
a—————
E—————

Am  C  Am  C

Am                              C
startin’ a song off—sad
Am                               C
can’t even say if it”ll turn out—good or bad
Am                                           C
when I think—about—you
Am                                                                 C
I stare out your window—through my mind & into the blue

e——————————————
b——————————————
g–0—2—4-(slide)-2—0———–
d——————————————
a——————————————
E—————————————0-

G                             C                            G                            Am
and what do you mean to me and why should you care?
G                          C                           G                     Am
and was it all a waste, the—the time that we shared?

e——————————————
b——————————————
g–0—2—4-(slide)-2—0—-0^2-
d——————————————
a——————————————
E——————————————

Am  C  Am  C

Am                                                 C
though, clearly, we weren’t—meant to be
Am                                        C
at times I’ll still envision us—happily
Am                                           C
and when I think—about—you
Am                                                                 C
I stare out your window—through my mind & into the blue

e——————————————
b——————————————
g–0—2—4-(slide)-2—0———–
d——————————————
a——————————————
E—————————————0-

G                        C                             G              Am
and what do I mean to you and why do I care?
G                          C                           G                     Am  F  Dm  C
and was it all a waste, the—the time that we shared? (shared)

Am  F  Dm  C
the time we shared (shared)

Am  C  Am  C
the time we shared

•End with a slow strum on Am (don’t strum the high e string)


Written: July 27, 2017
At first I was trying to be overly sappy, almost trying to write a song of poor quality (at least lyrically) but I’m not terribly unpleased by the result.

Transience

remember when
we fell
alone together
down the rabbit hole
in each other’s arms
yet a universe apart?
laughing, crying, yawning
in each other’s arms

time lost rigidity
its flow omnified
silly putty
darkness and infinite light
nothing but you to hold on to
nothing at all
inconsistence
transience


Written: 2017 – A memory of a lost time.

Pilot Light

the flame at my core
this passion for you
sometimes flickers, sizzles and sparks

yet grows all the more
as flames tend to do
and lights up the limitless dark

you left me quite sore
red flared into blue
internally bruising my heart

but blue flames endure
they burn slow and true
and wait to reignite, restart


Written: May 5, 2017
Emphasis on the “ig” when pronouncing the word “reignite”.

The Largest Lie

no love lasts forever
that’s the largest lie there is
though you feel it in your…
it’s just oxytocin bliss

just can’t quite remember
oh, so long ago, that kiss
you wanted nothing more
no one else’s love, just his

but time jumped—there to here
now he’s someone you don’t miss
no love lasts forever
that’s the largest lie there is


Written: 5-4-2017 at 1:00am