Friday, February 15, 2008

Love Letters

I ran out of words
My speech turned off cause it decided that I already gave it all that I've got and its about time I man up
And I need to make some kind of move because I can only speak in vowels now do something to me that I can't describe
Its like I'm back in elementary school searching the playground for you from my perch at the top of the slide
And you hide from me on purpose cause you just want me to chase you and graze your arm when I tag you
And you know what sugar, you're it
You're the one thats got me reciting rules and rhymes in our two door classroom
Reviewing every love letter that I stitch together making sure I don't say something the wrong way
And I remember that its I before E except after seeing you the way you looked at me from my passenger seat
You got me wishing we were sitting in a tree........K I S S I N G
But the way you worked that tongue in my mouth reminds me that we're adults now and the thoughts that follow can only be catagorized with a letter that comes near the end of the alphabet
And I've never been so exhausted by just one kiss
When I was finally able to fight myself away from your lips we rested against each other panting like we'd just competed in the fucking Ironman tournament
It took years of cycling through the thoughts that ran in the back of my mind before this moment where I could swim through your eyes and fall over spent and content in front of your doorstep
Sprint to the end of your reflected smile for miles, hand over hand crawl through a waste land, just to get up and walk again to find the way to form words without my tongue tripping out of my mouth
And you might laugh at these guns but I've been working out a reasonable excuse to make the drive to you
I'm fully loaded, cocking the hammer to take another shot at your heart, and it might be just a shot in the dark
Cause they say that love is blind and it feels like you just turned off ALL the fucking lights
But I still feel you near me from the way you radiate like the moon
And I could be saying all of this waaaay too soon, but I can't stop thinking about you
I know you're in another city now and maybe if I cross my fingers and close my eyes you could hear me somehow
Cause when everything stopped and you wanted to crawl into my head to pull out what was getting caught
I was just trying to find a way to say.....
That I'm madly in love with you
And I know you lost your wings long ago but if you can find your way to my doorstep I can learn to sew your feathers back on
And I'll hold you with the strength that the dirt grips your toes
Because even the Earth knows that you're far too beautiful to ever let go


Anonymous said...

I thought this was an amazing poem dear.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! I was wondering if you'd be ok with me performing this at a forensics (acting) tournament.