We play video games, head to head racing, side by side in the cockpits.
It’s a Saturday Afternoon in July, we’re gone from high school, what now?
The arcade is bright and candy colored, and we’ve spent some time here,
but there’s a world out there, a dream out there, we need to chase it now.
She wins, kisses my cheek, and then it’s on to the next game, a screen adventure.
It’s a day like so many we’ve spent, but we are grown now, almost, almost.
We walk home hand in hand, as evening comes down, a lush and tender pink.
The breeze is gentle, and we might go somewhere else tomorrow, somewhere new.
I am just like you, through and through,
Always make them smile, and laugh,
so much fun.
But alone, the anger, resentment,
The desire to sleep away this
Distant as the sun, warm, out of reach,
still it lights.
Distant, when they want us near,
not holy at great heights.
In this room, the day met it’s death.
I see sweet seduction in bare skin,
sucking on an ice cube from a glass of gin.
The sunlight gold becomes the moon’s white.
That smile, that warmth, this appetite.
If angels know passion, let this spell be.
If only demons work flesh, cast me into the sea.
I want to go to you, and know you, open those doors.
I want to go to you, but not spill blood from my wars.
In the moon’s white we illuminate the divine eyes.
A dream of solace in touch and in passionate sighs.
Lay close to me, your flaxen hair soft as heaven’s silk.
Let it bring us close to life, let us not choke on the devil‘s milk.
Let the name I chose for you become a sacred rhyme.
Let us be humble and whole, this time.
A light in the dark.
Her birthday candles.
She makes a wish.
The clouds dark.
A calming cigarette.
Scary news on TV.
Put her to bed.
Her new teddy bear.
A kiss goodnight.
Scary news goes on.
Me and the wife watch.
Don’t let the light go out.