“Soon the sun will come and save me”

*

Hello,
It’s me again
A whole lot’s changed since I left, and
I don’t know, I guess
I felt like checking in

Surprise –
You let it ring
Well it’s your turn to leave me hanging
I don’t care, I know you love it
When you see me call

I wonder who you’re loving now
I’m guessing we won’t work things out

You know what they say –
You can’t have it, so you want it back
I’m way past that, believe me
If you could be in my life
Like you’ve been on my mind
It’d be so easy

Hello,
It’s me again
It’s three days now, that you’ve been in my dreams
I don’t know, I guess
You’ve just been on my mind
I don’t know, I guess
I think about you all the time

I wonder if she’s much like me
I wonder if she’s what you need

“Somewhere we got lost, and can’t be saved”

*

Hold, heart; don’t beat so loud
For me keep your calm
As he walks out on you

No, tears; don’t you come out
If you blind me now
I am defeated

No, lips; don’t make a sound
Don’t let him hear
The break in your voice

Hand, let go of his
With ease n’ grace
Don’t let him bleed
Under your nails

Oh lord take of thy crown
You’re my king no more
With that merciless heart

“Like rain and oblivion; like cries in the night”

*

There’s wind that blows in from the North
And it says that loving takes this course
Come here, come here
No, I’m not impossible to touch;
I have never wanted you so much
Come here, come here
Have I never laid down by your side?
Baby, let’s forget about this pride
Come here, come here
Well I’m in no hurry,
Don’t have to run away this time
I know you’re timid –
But it’s gonna be alright, this time

Come Here, Kath Bloom

“Without You, I’m ordinary”

*

I want to be a lost poem in a stranger’s coat pocket, that conveys the importance of you
To assure you of my desire, to assure you of dreams. I want all the possibilities of you in writing
I want to give you your reflection, I want your eyes on me, I want to travel to the lightness with you and stay there, and I want everything before you…
…everything before you, to follow us like a trail behind me
I want never to say goodbye to you, even on the street corner or the phone

I want, I want so much… I’m breathless.

I want to put my power into a poem to burn a hole in your pocket so I can sew it
I want my words to scream through you. I want the poem not to mean that much
And I want to contradict myself by accident, and for you to know what I mean.

I want you to be distant and for me to feel you close, I want endless days when it’s day and… night time never to end when it’s night
I want all the seasons in one day. I want the sun to set before us and come up in front of us
I want water up to our waists and to be drenched by the rain, up to our ankles with holes in our shoes
…with holes in our shoes. I want to think your thoughts because they’re mine..

I want only what’s urgent with you.

I want to get in the way of the barriers and I want you to be a tough guy when you’re supposed to,
like you do already
…when you’re supposed to. And I want you to be tender, like you do already
And I want us to have met for a reason, and I want that reason to be important.
And I want it to be bigger than us, I want it to take over us

I want to forget. I want to remember us.

And when you say you love me, I don’t want to think you really mean New York City, and all the fun
we have in it
And I want your smile always, and your grimaces too.

I want your scar on my lips, and I want your disappointments in my heart
I want your strength in my soul and I want your soul in my eyes
I want to believe everything you say,
and I do.

And I want you to tell me what’s best, when I don’t know
And when you’re lost, I want to find you
And when you’re weary, I want to give you steeples and cathedral thoughts and coliseum dreams

I want to drag you from the darkness and kneel with you exhausted with the blinding light blaring on us… and…