goodbye lover

goodbye lover

it was fun while it lasted

for a second there I actually thought

we had become more than just

short breaths and desperate hands


goodbye lover

I guess these things don’t last but

I hear neither does the pain

we stayed shallow enough to choose

when to be done paddling and stand,

move on without an excuse,

walk away in search of new currents and hands



goodbye lover

I never wanted for it to be me

the one to say I can’t give

but hand her heart away again




today I’m here to say goodbye to you, lover

even though words were never spoken

I released you with kindness and

a little sadness for the lost magic

that we could’ve been

I wrote all the things I didn’t say then burned them,

my heart towering over the dying flame until the ash scattered in the wind.

I saw all my words ablaze,

and then gone

and thought how funny!

that’s just what happened to us.




Between The Lines

Like leather and lace,

the light within the flame,

hard and soft, to be held and not just hold

plastic wings and dusty feet

Babe, I like to be messy-haired and keep my feet bare,

To see your face and read your eyes

The words coming through your lips may lie, but you’re kidding yourself if you don’t think I can read between the lines

Yea I’m a lover, but I’ll fight for love

I’ll fight for you, with you, leave on you my marks, call you my lover until there’s nothing in between us but whatever air is left in our exhausted bodies, bare, glistening because we did it right

Listen here, read these lips because I’ll only say it once:

I want you more than I want the sun on a summer day

I want to forget my name

To fall again,

maybe for you.

Do you know what to call me yet?