crossed wires – 3.4.2018

we keep trying to make sparks

-or is it just me?

your honesty and my ears

are a thousand miles apart

-how long has it been since

you’ve told me the truth?

 

and maybe no one notices

and maybe the machine still works

lifting you up and carrying you off

and leaving me here to wonder

where you’ve gone

 

these crossed wires

are starting a fire

-that you’ve chosen to ignore

i’ll let it smolder on

from where it rests within my chest

until it finally burns through

and i am left

with

emptiness

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subway train – 3.4.2018

 

 

and after all these days, still

you’re like a subway train

you rattle through my thoughts

on the hour every day

 

and i cannot get away;

as you tumble past too fast

to stop

or trace back to the start

 

you’ve so woven a routine

in the railways of my mind, now

i’ve grown accustomed to the hum

of thoughts of you passing by.