Ange

Je pense que j’ai rencontré
Un ange ce soir
Je lui ai demandé une cigarette
Il m’en donne deux
Et ma demandé si je voulais parler

Alors je lui ai tout dit
Comme il m’a aidé à sortir de l’autobus
Je me suis battu contre mes larmes
Et quand nous avons
Commencé à marcher il m’a dit

Tu es perdu dans ton propre monde
Tu ne peux pas sortir de la vie que
Tu as connus
Tu es perdu dans ton propre monde

Alors que mes larmes ont
Commencé à sécher
J’ai oublié comment il s’est senti
Pour quelqu’un de si gentil
Pourrai je jamais me sentir bien?

Avez-vous jamais eu envie de mourir?
C’est tellement étrange de penser que je
Pourrait passer de vouloir mourir
À vouloir être en vie

Elle est perdu dans son propre monde
Elle ne peut se libérer de la vie
Qu’elle a connue
Elle est perdue dans son propre monde

© GÄ

Chainmail

There are no chains
Upon my heart
There is no restraint
For what flourishes beneath
The powerful beat
Of my inner
Rum pa pa pum
Would you like some
Of this endlessness
Bitterless love?
No shackles no tethers
None can trammel
The hamstrings
Of my sensitivity
I dream you concentrate
On me my love
I fancy an incubus
Of lust will welcome us
Onto the veranda of
Our daymares
Bathing in the sun
Moonlight resolves
Our nightmares
One by one
I kiss this pear
In remembrance of
My imaginary flair
For you
A make out session with fruit
A dash of patience
Cupped with mastery
Will do
If I wrote you a letter
Would you answer?

© GÄ

For Us

For everything we’ve fought for
For ourselves
For our loved ones
For our animals
For the kindred fire
That burns between us
Even for those that didn’t
Necessarily love us
We fight through the tears
We ask questions like why?
Is this punishment?
Let it be said that
All of this is happening
For us not to us

© GÄ

Debauchery

I don’t mean to be a screwball
I don’t mean to be a nut
I don’t mean to cause a raucous
I don’t mean to make a fuss
I’m just trying to lend a hand to
Have a little bit of fun
I’m just trying to unwind you
With a trumpet and a drum
You can bring your favorite person
You can stay in bed till noon
We can have a little soirée
I’ll cook all your favorite foods
First we’ll skinny dip at midnight
Hang our clothes on crescent moons
Dance like nymphs amongst the forest
Ride albino caribou
Why not next float down the river
Redirect the stratosphere
Meet the dolphins at the mouth of
Where the ocean’s crystal clear
Watch the comets kiss the mountains
Write love letters in the stars
There’ll be no more second guessing
On our rocket trip to mars
Then after we return
From our galactic weekend cruise
I’ll slip you into bed
And rub your head all afternoon
I know it’s rather comical
Indeed it sounds unlikely true
But don’t be skeptical my love
I’ll pick you up at half past two

© GÄ

Fever for You

You send chills
Up my body and
Into my bed
A magical place
Where I suddenly
Remember everything
I forgot to do
You’ve got such a
Nice glow about you
Lanterns hanging above us
Swinging about
Rockabye love
In your arms
Albeit likely
Virtual for the time being
But you’ll be here
Coming around the later
Clock hour
I’d wait all night for you
Waitin’ for you is a tease
And a blessin’
You keep me guessin’
Suppose that makes me
Hotter for you
Like I’ve got a fever for you
Can’t hardly tell the difference
Between honey on bread
Or your lips on me
There’s a certain music
That plays in my head
When you’re around
Different than the tune
I hear when you’re not around
That song pines a bit
I’ve got the incense lit
Watching it draw shapes
Around the room
Reminds me of the shape of you
The way it lingers in the air
It hangs like the memory
Of your essence when you leave
Even though I know you’ll be back
I always play like it will be
The last time I see you
It makes my passion ride deeper
Faster in the way that
Jumping hurdles gives you
A kind of high
Like you can do anything
Every time we jump another
I feel my blood rise
I even want to bust out cryin’
Just a little at least anyway
To know that we have this
Somebody take my temperature
The doctor says I’m fine
Maybe their’s just no thermometer
For a sickness of this kind

© GÄ

Don’t Freak Out

Crazy frenetic
Cagey
Don’t leave
Your spacey
Socially distanced
What does that mean
To a lover
A first rate
Hugger
A moment in time
Setting everyone up
To draw
Non-intimate lines
Cabin fever
No instant
Reliever
Patiently waiting
Don’t think about
Dating or any
Kind of contact
That’s new
Even our mother’s
Must stand over there

In my dream
I see this practically
Easy to reach
Bridge that
Connects us to
Being with
One another
Tomorrow
Fast forward
To tear through
Like a bandit
Wearing a cape
Carrying a
Magical vaccine

Death has a way
Of controlling us
Love has a way
Of beholding us
Don’t freak out
It’s only a blip
It’s only a short trip
To stay

Tomorrow
Tomorrow
I love ya
Tomorrow
You’re only
A day
Away

© GÄ

Devastation

Kills the devil in its soul
Few make it out
Of the home for the insane
Even the sweet smell of jasmine
Can’t coax them out of the waiting room
But you have my love
You arrived

Unlikely to all the doctors
Who said you wouldn’t make it
Whom thought you’d even fake it

Sometimes

When you broom away the debris
The rotted leaves underneath
Still have a bit of red in them
Signs of life like you always had
Have had always

Walking through Venice with
Hallucinations of lost love
It wasn’t always like this
I mean before adulthood set in
Before the stones beneath your
Bare feet felt as cold as they once did
Seethed with a new heat that made you
Dance and also breathe differently

To pacify the acute anxieties
Reading or holding a friendly bird
Companionship comes along
When the garden gates are open
Sitting on the most compassionate
Bench in the grove a smile waiting
To tickle the corners of your mouth
A waxing crescent turned up
Growing wider at the sight
Of true loves wanderings
Down the path of violets
Toward you

My love

The twisted stairways of life that circle up
Aren’t really built for the emotional
Teacup climb that many often fear
Coming back down from
But even the empty drag of a cigarette
Tastes better than walking back down
The spiral steps thirsty
Never having even tasted a drop
Of the tea you went climbing there for

In the first place

The only unbelievable devastation
Is never finding the pathway
Like an atlas on how to be truly capable
Of being grateful for what our ancestors
Discovered before us
The things they tasted for us
That erased them so we wouldn’t make
The same mistakes and throw away
An infallible life chucked
Tossed into the outskirts
Of some back alleyway that
Unloved children end up in
But no

Not you

Venus found the new moon
Outside her Roman goddess window
Second planet from the sun and
Even as the second-brightest
Natural object in the sky
She still casts shadows
A radically different attractiveness
To someone who only wears her
Rollers in her hair in the same way
Every Sunday with the exact same flip

No you

You have a charisma that chooses
To enunciate the strength that is felt
Between two this is also what matters
To you and brings a fragrant flower
Wheel spinning the insights
To remind us that the appearance
Of ourselves in the face of someone
Other than ourselves like a mirror
Rockets a volcanic blastoff

Decidedly

Little inquiries popping up all around
Lovely cut rue herbs pruned into
Hedges that tell the answers
Peeking out of our mental frameworks
Solutions fire-working into
A beautiful bolt of lightening
An aha spark and there
Right there is where I found you
Making a picnic for two in the ashes
Not just for any occasion
But for a delicious buffet of
Unbelievable creation

© GÄ