Paeans - and Aches

over the years

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Maybe, baby

Maybe they’re right, those friends of mine.
Maybe one day, i will be fine.
Maybe if i let you go,
i’ll find somebody new.
Maybe it isn’t so
Hard to get over you.
Maybe it’s easily done.
Maybe i can do it too.
Maybe i’ll love someone
In a different way than i love you.
Maybe there’s an easy trick -
Maybe it’s closing doors.
Maybe there’s another kind of magic,
That will teach me to do without yours.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

The hypothetical He
who you choose to wait for,
leaving me

Will he know
how to tuck you in?
Will he hold you
as you close your eyes?
Will he know what to say
when a dreamsound wakes you?
When you reach out
from asleep-awake,
will he kiss your hand
and lead you back to sleep?
Will he know
you like to wake up slow?
To speak soft nothing
As the sleeping you lets go?

Saturday, April 12, 2003

walk on

we walked parallel paths
for most of our lives
walked alone, skipping stones,
smelling flowers, breathing sunsets
and then we walked together
and then for the first time i knew
what it meant to walk together
what it meant to walk with you

Blues for X

Took me so long to find you.
Searched so many years.
Now you’ve gone and run away,
And left me with my tears
(oh i’m) lost without you, baby,
         don’t know which way to go.
         lost without you, baby,
         whereever did you go?
Yes there were troubles, baby,
But when i was in your arms,
It wasn’t too much for me,
’Cause i was in your arms.
(that’s why i’m) lost without you, baby,
         don’t know which way to go.
         lost without you, baby,
         can’t fight the world no more.
Was easy with you, baby.
With you standing next to me,
The world was such a lovely place
And so much more to see.
(but now i’m) lost without you, baby,
         don’t know which way to go.
         lost without you, baby,
         don’t want the world no more.
Was blind before i met you,
Then suddenly i could see.
And just as i learned to use my eyes,
You took the light away from me.
(so i’m) lost without you, baby,
         don’t know which way to go.
         lost without you, baby,
         why did you have to go?

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Love poem from an insomniac

This isn’t gonna sound romantic:
But you’re my sedative,
Sleep comes easy, lying next to you.
Those thoughts... that kept me tossing,
That churned my mind all night,
They don’t come, when i’m lying next to you.
Kissing you goodnight,
Knowing you’ll be there in the morning,
Watching you breathe, lying next to you,
Learning is important,
But loving even more so.
i learned that, lying next to you.