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Worth the Wait

the days are long

feelings fierce

all the wrongs

all sincere

 

take our time

taking shape

when fruits are ripe

it's flesh we taste

 

not before, not too late, not at all

worth the wait

 

a crack of light

a path opaque

through longing trees

with roots like snakes

 

not before, not too late, not at all

worth the wait

~

Sailing Far

fake

is what can be erased

it fails every trace

muddles every brain

 

truth

can be a little skewed

can sour any mood

of thoughtless clarion calls

 

lost we are

sailing far

 

intake

it's hard to stem the flow

just easy to let go

control of what you think

 

just know it matters

it's your eyes they're after

it's your cries and laughter they want

 

lost we are

sailing far

 

not over

not over it

not over

not over yet

~

Into Deeper Space

i wonder

what kind of spell have you been under

as if the deepest plunder

of your mind

would yield fortunes of time

and i'd struggle to climb my way out

 

i fail

to grasp the gravity of this tale

as if i'd be labelled a fool

for breaking the rules

confounding the tools drafted long, long ago

 

foraging forlorn into deeper space

it's a similar fight

but a difference of plight

for the final bell will ring

the final bell will ring

 

and i fail

to grasp the gravity of this tale

as if i'd be labelled a fool

for breaking the rules

confounding the tools drafted long, long ago

~

Quandary

acres of earth sphere out

leaving no measure of doubt

this land of the lost has no end

need i not pretend

need i not pretend

 

i know

and you shall know too

if only you join the few

bolster your will as not to bend

need i not pretend

need i not pretend

 

i believe

and if you don't

please leave

while i gallop and grieve

for all the spheres who offend

need i not pretend

 

you will never know my peace

you will never know my peace

you will never know my peace

nor i

your quandary

~

Goodbye

goodbye

just another way to fly

from flames still concealed

from angry swollen eyes

 

a free-fall affection

is on the wing

escaping your detection

escape from everything

 

it's storming here tonight

let's watch the water rise

while floods form all around

put your mind in the skies

 

there's nothing left to save

save yourself

escaping what you've made

escape from hell

 

time to fly

say goodbye

~

Immortal Dreams

kaleidoscopes in your eyes

they're only leaves in the skies

poly-streaming effects

they only mask your future regrets

 

believe

you're more than free

immortal dreams

immortal dreams

 

the next space in the line

can be whatever you like

feel it coarse through your veins

so calming & yet oddly strange

 

believe

you're more than free

immortal dreams

immortal dreams

 

close to a break

to a taste

too afraid

too awake

to dream

 

the light touches you face

with a warmth you cannot erase

a fate unfolding in time

and a mountain too high to climb

~

For Ourselves

haven't we suffered enough

haven't we suffered

haven't we suffered enough

for ourselves

 

haven't we bargained enough

haven't we bargained

haven't we bargained enough

for ourselves

 

you keep telling me

how it's gonna be

well it's gonna be

it's gonna be alright

~

Life Boats

life boats

just off the coast

will they make the shore

 

they will try

though they may die

to escape

 all they've known

far from home

bleakest odds

no control

only to confront

wayward eyes

 

you are not to be trusted

for you have nothing

but desire

for a better life

free from violence

 

yet you are the one

on whom we cast aspersions

yet you are the one

we cannot trust

~

Watchman

movements in the night

a watchman and a light

he will find you

he will see

where you hide

no vacancy

 

where you hide

where i seek

where we climb

a lonely peak

 

but there are movements in this night

small fumbles and soft currents

and a watchman

and a light

 

a watchman to watch the night

~