Featherweight

Such a silly girl am I –
I’ve put right shoes on left feet
Poured OJ on cheerios
I’ve tripped on cement
Slept with contacts still in
I’ve boiled a lettuce
Even set pasta alight

Such a silly girl am I –
That I caught my breath when you walked in
And left my right mind in the wrong drawer
That I laughed with no joke
Stumbled on words and
Drank myself into a stupor
To excuse my piss-poor behaviour

Such a silly girl am I –
I refuse to forget
You smile
Your hair
My cringiness
Or your eyes.

Such a silly thing to write
Such a silly thing.

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Something

There’s something about her that evades photographs
Something about her eyes or hair, her smile
That evades capture
Flying through the net with ease
And grace
Something about her that evades even words
That you see shine when she laughs
If you’re with her a small while
You’ll glimpse it I’m sure
The tease
In the way her eyes crinkle and her face
There’s something about her that floats beyond-

The Forest

I found myself at the beginning again.
The clearing broke into a murky depth
Of soft black pines, old oaks in rain
And undergrowth, stealing my every step.

The clearing broke into a murky depth
I found myself all turned around
And undergrowth stealing my every step
So I leave no trail, no route to be found

I found myself all turned around
But my heart is calm, my spirits sing
So I leave no trail, no route to be found
So continued to walk alone with nothing

But my heart is calm, my spirits sing
So enthralled by this newfound place
So continued to walk alone with nothing
So afraid my eyes would end this space

So enthralled by this newfound place
Of soft black pines, old oaks in rain
So afraid my eyes would end this space
That I found myself at the beginning again.