Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bring It Back

I didn't have much
To give to begin with, I know.

But I did have forgiveness,
And I gave you every ounce I had.

I had time, so I spent it all with you
And let everything else wait.

I had stories, and I shared them,
Even the ones I prefer keeping to myself.

I had a body, and I gave you
Every square inch.

I had patience, and I exhausted it's supply
Waiting for you to find the right words.

I had love,
And I poured it into you.

I didn't have much,
But I gave you everything I had.

But you still left.
And now I have nothing.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Club

He asked what I was drinking,
So I told him.
He laughed
And said it was cute,
And all I could think of was you
And how you once said
That you liked that about me too.
He took a sip
And I took him home.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

You Are Not Water Anymore

His eyes
Look like the ocean.
But not the clear, crystal, blue ocean
That most people think of.
Instead, the kind of ocean you see
In Florida
In July.
The kind of ocean that
Has layers and layers of seaweed
Under the surface
And lining it
Washed up on the beach.
Green and green and green.
And only the faintest reflection of blue.


His eyes
Look like mold.
But not the good, useful, blue mold
That flavors cheese.
Instead, the kind of mold you see
When you
Least want it.
The kind of mold that
Grows and poisons your favorite food
Under the surface
And lining it
Rendering it inedible.
Green and green and green.
And only the faintest reflection of blue.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time to Shop

Well, the leather that I bought the day
Before I knew I loved you
Is started, it's starting to give
Bending to my every action
Doesn't it realize
Oh, that ain't no way to live
And the shirt that I wore
The very day that I met you
Is still, it's still sitting
Alone in a drawer
Hasn't it given up hope by now?

And here's the dress that you told me
I should wear when we
Went out to eat
And here's the pants that I lent you
When you forgot yours
Slightly too big on me
And here's the shirt that I bought
When you were with me
That I wore to the beach

And, god, I need a new wardrobe
This fucking shirt is over seven years old
God, I need a new wardrobe
Need a new wardrobe

You Forgot the "S"

I've reread the note you left for me
When you went to the store
About a million times by now

Signed "Your boy with the secret"
Yeah, I suppose you had a few of those
None quite as romantic

They all came out in the end, I guess
Nothing left to say, I guess
But, I guess, you already knew that.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Text Messages

One word
So abrupt and final
After months of constant
Conversation
Documentation
Of our love
Of my loss
Of you moving on

Yes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Penelope

Hey, babe. How ya feelin' today?
I missed you while I was away.
I'm sorry that I lied last night,
But you can't blame me 'cause I tried.
No, you can't blame me when I try.

I need you to tell me
About all of the things
That I never even wanted to know

How do you feel about spending the night?
How do you feel about living in black and white?
How do you feel about going to Italy?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?

Hey, babe. How ya feelin' today?
I love you. Please, don't ever go away.
If you left me, I would die,
But you can't blame me if I try.
No, you can't blame me if I try.

I need you to tell me
About all of the things
That I never even wanted to know

How do you feel about spending the night?
How do you feel about living in black and white?
How do you feel about going to Italy?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?

I need you to tell me
I need you to tell me
I need you to tell me
How can you be such a fool?

How do you feel about spending the night?
How do you feel about living in black and white?
How do you feel about going to Italy?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?
How do you feel about the name "Penelope"?