Holding Out

A seagull in the fog
A day and nine hours away
A hundred miles
And with no one to play

I can acquire the world
Plan for all the things to do

But somehow

It doesn’t mean very much
Unless you’ve got someone
To share it with

Closer to you

In Whatever Way

All the things we do
All the seeds we plant
Nothing compares to
Standing on these steps
And thinking of you

Watching the rain fall down
On the flowers that I placed
In the ground thinking of us
Day dreaming of you is the
Best way to pass the time

I love to picture your arms
Around me
It’s just a thought
Nothing based in reality
Making up is part of the fun

And why not
Love remains
In every pulse
Every beat every tremor
In your throat when you speak

To hear you say so many things
In such a way that I
Can’t control the chills
Up my neck and
Standing on the deck
Of life I see you

In whatever way you
Decide to find yourself
In some space
Dripping rays of light
Beaming from your face
With me

You don’t know your effect
That’s the beauty of your innocence
The gorgeousness displaced
In the vast terrain
The visceral unexplained
In the soil
Of my heart

© GÄ

The Only Thing

The only thing I have
To live for is flowers
I said like a lone bird
Flying over an ocean of petals
Calling out upon the
Waves of color above
The grounds of my earth
Softly tilled sweetly toiled
For my lover
Dost thou know me by my tone
Couldst thou differentiate
My variant of discern
She rang me up and I
Collected my things
Knowing not of how I sound
I’m either pleasant or distraught
For to be what I’ve become
One that is intimate with flowers is
Meanwhile waiting for the one
Meanwhile waiting for the one

© GÄ

Yo-yo

Back and forth
What does it matter
If I have any part every part
Little times big times
Nudity foul language
I’ll take what I can get
If it’s with you
Like me don’t like me
Even for a moment
Heat and later cold shoulder
Flames of forever
Or not
What if even for a moment
Warm bed turns to cool sheets
Later or before
It’s a yo-yo
I’ll take what I can get
If it’s with you

© GÄ

To Each Their Own

You know to admit that I was good
For you is very hard
Like you lost something
The competition has been won
It’s over that part is done
Liberated into my own
Though I made ground for you
To stand on to give great
It would be ever too much
To accept such love to open up
For to you it feels as if you
Soon would break
All the tears you cried
Ah at all the wrong times
I never could make sense
Of why I was the one in pain
Comforting you
It was my duty to take care
And in your way you took care too
And now we take care of ourselves
On either sides of moving glaciers
Beautiful sparkling blue
You know I sometimes wonder
What is it that makes people
So purely selfish
It’s a gift I think that is given
To those who need not give back
But only to themselves
Sometimes I wish I knew this gift
But mostly I just think that with it
I’d be lonely

© GÄ

Breaks

Light floods in from
Underneath the door
Knives slipped through the trim
In front preventing any entrance
What can I do to have you
Closer to me in the presence
Of my,,, I thought my father
Might approve
One can dream
And then I closed my eyes
You kissed me and the need
For anything melted away
The innocence of youth
Simpler times that somehow
Could be appreciated better now
But those things don’t
Always line up in such a way
Pictures on the walls
Photographic memories
In the halls of my imagination
And the actual recall of
A time when hope for that love
Was hiding in a car in the rain
After midnight free to make noise
The same car we lost the breaks in
Many breaks we lost
Even the break of my
Sweet innocence
And youthful heart

© GÄ

Distracting You

Presence of mind and patience
Reconcile me so
I gave up everything to be with you
What did you give up for me?
They care just enough
To make you think they care
Breaking hearts left and right
But I cannot beware
This time

It would make for quite a lie
For me to bear the fruit
Of our despair
What does it feel like
To give up just enough
I’ve always been so hapless
Giving all my love
All or nothing
I’ve heard it said
In a world where
Communication
Through the phone
Can be as quick
As rolling over in the bed
But not for some

Blame their distractions
I know that much of this
Is very true
Wouldn’t it be nice
If it was I
Distracting you

Presence of mind
And patience
Reconcile me
So I can let go of the dream
That you cared about
An equal dram
For me

© GÄ

On Our Own

I suppose there’s
A million things I could say
Like the quiet thoughts
Stirring in my head
On a rainy day
There’s a lot of wisdom
To be uncovered
Even in the fear
Of how we say
It feels to be unloved
In a peaceful walk
Wandering about
Under the streetlights
On our own
A little march for one
In the steps of nighttime air
While the city lights will fade
In the distance listen closely
As the sirens lose their blares
A little unheard in
My feelings
Never sure of what life wants
Except to love
Just helping others
Even with
The jealous rage
Of those who want to
Hurt the innocent
Keeping voices locked
Away inside a cage
Though the signs of love
Are everywhere
And light is beaming from inside
It doesn’t mean
That we don’t feel
Like a lonely
Stranded island
Or an undiscovered planet
In the haze
I try my best just to recall
That even with the hate
Even when the tears will fall
We’re not alone
Love is too real
For all the others
Not to feel

© GÄ

Mother Nature

Find yourself there
Instead of covered
Walking through the splendor
Against the ascending
Merciless moans
Some folks start out
Behind
Some folks start out
Ahead
No matter where life begins
It seems we all
End up the same
Perhaps in some
Quiet October
Baring humility
With leaves burnt orange
And pink red trees
We have no choice
Mother Nature
Makes the call
Even the hushed crows
Watch as the foliage falls
Enchanted expressions
There is no voodoo speech
To stop the universe
From whence its tracks
Will not be shamed
Tomorrow cannot boast
Snare not what shall be cast
Along the coast
On long winds tail
No bitter tea
Shall we drink less
Nor breath inhale

© GÄ

Foolish Nightmare

Foolish nightmare
Outspread from childhood
Unsung tongue
Shadows reigned
Closely sustained
Singing undone to the trees
Asking to fly above
To meet the needs
The bread that feeds
All birds
Attempt to truly live
Come into the light
Why lie
When it enforces the spire
Reason with the
Vigorous temper
Though irresistible
Gloriously blameless
Waltzing through the black lights
Down the lane
Of clinking chains
Traveling in glittered bright
Nocturnal night
The greatest government
Averts the libel heart
Trading the brain
For chest
And heart for head
Foolish nightmare
You have not won me
Yet

© GÄ