To Water with Love from a Lonely, Loving Flame
I burnt a book once on keeping it cool,
I still can’t when I think of you.
I seen you out there singing up a storm,
Such soothing serenades every time sky sends you
What shame we hardly harmonize
But last night, I felt you in the air
And I know I’ve never been more calm
And I got to wondering where I could find you next.
Wonder if I lit the way
If you would find me
Know that I would flicker a million flames
Just to see you twinkle in the moonlight,
Just to bask and blaze in your ever-essence.
I felt you in the air
And for a fleeting second
I swore I could hold you
And it got me wondering,
What steam we’d make
If you’d wet my embers.
What heights we’d reach.
Got me wondering if could kiss you
Like the shore does
Wonder if the rocks know how lucky they are to be crashed into
Wonder if I’m warm enough
Wonder if you ever see how bright I yearn for you
Wonder if you got smoke signals I sent you
Wonder what a quenched thirst feels like
If it feels like a world more than ashes
Wonder if you could unteach the sting and singe
Wonder if I’d just burn you too
Wonder if I’d keep wondering.
Fault lines lie in my ligaments
You leave quakes in me
made space in me
sketched yourself into subconscious
and eyelid backs
and backs of hands
to hold yours