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Stray but a little and we might sink
 1
Ice burns the surface of my hands
 2
But your tears fix things temporarily
 3
If we should get serious, promise me that
 4
Breakfast will be quiet
 5
If we laugh for longer than they expect
 6
Maybe the blue will last till the start
 7
 
 
How many stories have we torn together?
 8
We many cuts have we nursed together? If we just hush through the film
 9
Maybe they wont see
 10
And we can breathe twice
 11
 
 
What if we got together for one more Wednesday
 12
And threw stones at the gate till we slept
 13
Looked down at the moon and howled like lovers
 14
Held fingers and hugged like brothers
 15
 
 
If your mother makes it, maybe she’ll cry
 16
If your cousin recovers, maybe he’ll try
 17
If the family body can beat like it should
 18
maybe the frost on the noses of trees will wilt into autumn air
 19
 
 
if blank paper turns to pink
 20
and skies from their world burn to blue
 21
if writers from beneath can tell our tale
 22
bedtime may live on until we’re dust
 23
 
 
if fathers could listen
 24
while daughters learn
 25
if nature understood the dreams of synth
 26
and birds could stop to watch us walk
 27
 
 
dull hail from foreign countries
 28
Smile’s that used to be memories
 29
Friends that changed their skin
 30
Just to shake hands with the dollar
 31
Guns that disagreed
 32
Wars that had nightmares
 33
 
 
People upon people crushed for a glimpse
 34
Films that explained nothing
 35
Music that writes a life of it’s own
 36
Numbers that count the least until summer turns us around
 37
 
 
kings that lied
 38
chairs that broke
 39
pages melt from here to black
 40
bottles crush where marble failed
 41
child of gold proved true for one
 42
but time is short as tears run red
 43
 
 
Rain outside but windows shut
 44
Table set for less than 3
 45
Journeys west with steam on high
 46
Missed the chance to say goodbye
 47
Smell the day through tears and words
 48
Muddled friends split from wood
 49
 
 
Tulips torn like broken bread
 50
Inspire the marriage, back to bed
 51
Phone’s unhooked and love left white
 52
Stop to shout and change her mind
 53
Squares from someone else’s mind
 54
walls from years left damp and green
 55
 
 
homeless worries, strike the bar
 56
charge our glasses, remember the colours
 57
since clouds forgot and waves rode high
 58
petals pull through neon skies
 59
 
 
drunk from then but writing now
 60
signing off
 61
lost
 62
in
 63
the
 64
crowd…
 65

25 Jun 07


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