Open UpCold, brittle wordsSnap beneath my fingertipsIn fur-coat guisesParading as cheer.I try out my ice cube impersonationWhen I freeze your teeth and pin down your running tongueBut I drip off the edge every time you come knockingWith pain in your fistsAnd a shine on your eyes.This is inpropriety.This is war.Star-crossed in the truest sense of clicheWith a hurried bundle of words andHeartstrings I can't untangleBut know that this is wrong.You infuriate the silenceOn the wrong side of my door.You are anInside out skeleton in the padlocksAnd you shouldn't be hereShouldn't be hereShould NOTBe here,On my side of the door.My silent throat screams "Turn the clock forward"But my arms open up and whisper.Welcome.
Cold Blue LightWe areCandlewax figurines inTabletop bear trapsWhen we play with closed flamesBut my fingers won't dance.You are smooth as a matchA real class actIn your fake bow-tieAnd conversing feet beneathAnd your eyes just out of reach.Open-neck laughterAnd blue silk suggestionCatch the cardsWhen you sing along to nothingI melt.
Rusted LetterboxTonight we dream ofEternity,Sleek and strangeIn nests of soft heatherWhispering tales of morning mysteryInto our very earsIn sound, silent sleep.Tomorrow we will play withDestiny,Dark and wonderfulUnder summer leaves.We will lie in the dry grassAnd laugh against the world.Of all the colours life gave meI love yours best, boy.I love you best.
SummersongYour eyes are two too true blueLamplit pools in the gloomAnd the transparency of your eyelashesIs my delicate doomIn light of dark situations.My mind becomes the paperweightOn the heavy light you eminate.Every second I wasteIs another chord you chaseUp and down the strings of the afternoonWith impressive parodiesAnd childhood memoriesAnd satyrical absurditiesOver my sunsoaked skin.Shared spin threads linesWhere you end, I begin.Grass stains hold plastic cupsAnd the afternoon's lazy.Laughing through our tear ductsWas never this easy.You are effortlessly you as everAnd for onceI am effortlessly me.
Play The RecordSing me to sleepIn a nest of rust-bitten leaves.I guess this is why they call it fallingAsleep.My memory replays my favourite songAs it was in your voice:Play, rinse, repeatSkip a beatAnd even in dreams I can'tArrange a rendezvousWhere our eyes might meetFor that, I need a beach.The song: long goneBut the waves keep beatAnd the lonely stones keep timeWith nobody to skip them.The intro kicks inWhen you scrunch your eyesAlong my laughter linesAnd "...all you've ever wanted"Is the moment defined inYour very own tonesBut in my mind.Respect minus three years,And you don't look down.When we exchange words butThe crucial truthLies in the pauses in between,Lift the needle in my eye.Play the record.
LeatherboundHe's a hardback enigmaWith no dust jacketAnd a dented spine,Battered with useAnd time.She's just the first enticing cigaretteAfter a lover's death inLast-for-first breath exchangeOn a paperback floor.He was back-to-back one-liners,A lost plot forgotten causeSaying "Read between my lips"She's literary indifferenceTrapped between the pagesOf leather bound salvationAnd tarnished gold leaf lullabiesHe risked a second kiss,Held her flush to guilty lipsAnd inhaled her toxicity -Clothesline hangups and all.All it took was a lighterTo ignite her.Now he says, "We're leatherbound".
'Dream' BoyDusk-eyed boy,I dream of youDreadlocked andLoose lipsDisplaying silent, foreign tonguesScarred from a deadlocked pastEtched in harsh horrificsYet pure as the primrose you placeBehind one abashed earOn a boat I'm drowning inWith feet on dry landDredge up the courageTo invade my conscious, boyMy dreams draw your outlineBut details are drawing blanksOutlook's sketchyIn conclusionYou're a recluse,Hiding in the flawed foldsOf my forgetfulnessAnd the back-streets of wakefulnessLay siege to my sunriseAnd when we meetI won't deny the dusk.
Two Way StreetEight years later,I could still draw an accurate map of your spineBlindfolded.A mountain rangeMy fingeres trekked acrossA thousand timesIn a matrix of spiritsAnd fishnet tights.I broke my ruleFor you.You broke my heartFor me.