I’ve sat here for hours staring at the screen
staring at the lives that I’ve lived
in between
in the void occupying my mind
in the crawl space
deep within the temple
a feeling dissimilar to that which I know
the garden has emptied
and I have run out of time

I sit here, idle
musing on the bread crumbs I’ve littered about
feeling overshadowed
not by anger, nor by doubt
time and time again I’ve sent myself abroad
to the isles of madness
to the depths of my darkest imaginings
and there, I stayed for a time
too long
too long

words falter, much like the mind
we linger on at the ends of our sentences
barely grasping the meaning of
barely feeling the wonder of
barely tasting the pleasures of
barely there
or anywhere in between

music fades as our masks fall off
revealing the liars, the sinners
the hypocrites
the masters of our fates
they falter, much like we do
back and forth we swing to the song
no more do we hear the sound
too long
too long

forward march, into the long night
a solemn declaration
as the moon fades from sight
down and deep into the barren earth
down and down and down
as the lover gives birth
altered states, the light inside
it lingers on
and all we hear is music
elf song

pitter patter into madness
little feet carry us into the past
into the future
into the path of reason
into dust
and all the treason

all the noise we’ve heard before
all the poise we’ve lost
abridge the version you love or like
or loathe
tear the page, and start to write
steel yourself for endless hours
into dusk, and into shiver
the coldest hours, words deliver
drink the beauty of your time
know that light must drown in wine
in the sweetest emerald tears
for every hour, day and year
for every word you thought you knew
for every kiss you felt
for every star we melt
for every face you know
for all the suns
for all the sons
for you

for me

for them

do you see?

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