When the phoenix rises
And the ashes fall away
There is a clarity
That prims the sun
Like a gong
These feelings are yours
But they were also
Someone else’s before
They were yours
When your grandmother
Comforts you
When your best friend
Comforts you
When the person you
Trust the most
Comforts you
And says
Time heals all wounds
It’s because they know
And they’ve been
There before
Falling differently
One day further away
Less defeat
More complete
I am more complete
We are more unique
When the ashes fall away

© GÄ


I wasn’t allowed to need you
We all had something
Better to hold onto
Before the pandemic
We can’t let it kill us
If we’re still alive
But it sometimes feels like
We have died
Even if we’re still alive
Friendships have died
Grandma’s have died
Pet’s have died
What happened to us why
I wasn’t allowed to need you
I wasn’t allowed to cry
I wasn’t allowed to need you
And we barely said goodbye

© GÄ


What’s happening?
Every which way
This way n’ that
I love how you love me
No matter what I do
You see me

Remember the time
When I held you while crying
Remember the time
When I felt like I was dying
Remember the time
When we fell down from laughter
Remember the time
Happily ever after

Your words show
That your heart is a good one
Your smile shows that
There is nothing more precious
Than the sun

We’ve seen every part
Of each other
We know every
In and out

You are my reason
Not to doubt
That pure love is
A truth
A sanctuary
For recalling
Our youth

I love you best friend
That’s what we call one another
A love to no end
Always gushing

The sad side
The mad side
The bad side
And still
Our cachinnation remains
Never too good for the other
Never too much for each other

This is bliss
This is happiness
We are the twin of acceptance
Raging with love

Remember the times
We have to look forward to

© GÄ

Happy Birthday

There are many kinds of miracles
That happen every day
Big and small
Above it all
The miracle of friendship
Finding someone
Who listens
Someone who reaches out
To understand your heart
Will set them apart
As rare and exquisite
That’s you
That’s who you are to me
So Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to you
From me
And everyone
Who loves you
My friend

© GÄ

Friend or Lover

We are probably very different
In some ways
But very similar in many others
Could you love me like a lover
Or rather love me as a brother
Is it bizarre that I can accept

To not get lost
I would choose you
In one way or another

Although I think of you first as a lover
I can accept you as a brother
A spirit of kinship
Someone to teach
Someone to teach me
Full of ideas
To keep the touch even
As friends

Let go of questions
And arrive

Before the end

As we are
Let it be from life to come
Answers drop down
From the sky
Though disguised
Let it go
Let it flow
In a natural way
Let it evolve
Days uncounted
Years to stay

What is a best friend
After all
What is a lover
Have we fallen
What is the difference
Of another?

Are they the same
Can we find out
Are they related
In some way
Only time can tell
But to ask you

I cannot yet

Risking to lose you
By my asking
Isn’t worth it

© GÄ


The grass is growing
Differently today
The air is rather still in a
Motionless array
The birds are very quiet in the sky
There’s not a lot of traffic
Driving by

The sun is pink and blue
Like a captain on a ship
The bowsprit of a unicorn
On a magic carpet trip
Flying by with wings

Is this reality
Or just another dream?

A swift illusion of the mind
Dancing through the winds of time
There is only one conclusion
My thoughts can seem to find

I must be thinking
Of you again
I must be missing you
My friend

I watch the clock

Fantasy in real-time
When I think of you
Memories of us
Flowers dancing in a group

Hand sewn tapestries we made
Fanning in the breeze
Promises to hold on
To each other endlessly

Deeper than just feeling
Friendship knit with grace
A cosmic love that’s so divine
The stars in outer space
Are bowing down

When we embrace

I miss your laugh
I miss your smile
I miss your face
And all the while

I must be thinking
Of you again
I must be missing you
My friend

© GÄ