Why do we read?This is why we read: so we can see a face and detour to the heart.
We know the strength of the hands we hold, with the wrinkles as roots.
Freedom and love are found in the record of wishes--even in the society of fish.
Music captured; may it never be lost. A rain of blood stops the gunfire.
I can walk with whips written on my back--directions for bandaging me.
Split open my chest and feel into my heart, reverse the crystallizing!
Do I have a name on the wall? Will you write it for me?
We are a ribbon, twisting and jerking in the wind of chrome, as a sign to the faces of the cubes.
The word= a horse= a train= a plane.
My lips could read yours with my eyes closed in a dance of bloody chocolate.
He sees a sunset, "Good evening." She sees a humming bird, "Wake up!"
Knowledge said to Truth, "You need to speak up," and Truth let himself die.
The artist mixed his oils with tears, and when people read them, they were happy again.
Once when my hands were scattered, you erased the words and wrot
ChosenZero inferno. Pencil goes down the list, scratches it off. Next. Zero inferno. Pencil scratches. It repeats and repeats. Flames lick the oxygen-coated flesh. The ash-fill grows. Hands are sweaty, clammy. Throat is dry, nose is dripping. Bones in the chest are tremoring. Eyes are wet, leaking. Eyes meet two more eyes far away. Hands long for two more hands. Heart lurches and vaults across. A worried brow gravitates closer, offering all the warmth it can muster. An embrace can only be imagined, with black iron circles linked as a prison. Feel the dirt under feet. The lines moves closer. Zero inferno. Eyes are all over that pencil, trying to block the inferno from sight. Forget it all. Imagine hands stroking the hair far away. Pretend listening to words of love and comfort. "Next." The line is suddenly behind. Cold settles in the body. Breath stutters. Heart taps violently, pushing blood through before the end. "You're free." No inferno. Wonder as iron circles leave the wrists cold and bl
VerbotenWe slept in Lisbon, you and I
Where we flattened each other's worlds
And spun them on the floor
And a heavenly light shone through the door
No distance called to us
And the next day we heard
That we killed the bird
I rolled in sand, me and me
Where I found that I missed my heart
And wet my hands with dirt
But it wasn't because the sand hurt
I couldn't walk
It was against the law
I couldn't see
I would have arrested me
You're climbing the sidewalk, you and you
Where you hold leaden life in your hands
And you so want out of here
As you wait for a white man to appear
You couldn't stand
It made you burn your hand
You couldn't watch
You would have tried to touch
It's not our fault
We never got the letters
And the swan's head was severed
Oh, Faust, don't remind me
You were such a tragedy
This cold inside our hearts
The rotting of a cave
Chain me here, make me a slave
I'm a Doone, you're a Ridd
And who are we to kid?
We couldn't move
It all went through the roof
We couldn't view
We would have
Who Am I?The ID I have is stolen
Imagination let me have it
But it's still wrong to keep it
Because I'm not myself
I'm just borrowed
I just keep thinking I have ears
For every problem that I whine for
But there's just those two on my head
Trying to shut out the noise
Don't mind me, I drugged with music
That no one else even likes
It was prescribed by this sign
That I saw leaning on dirt for support
And that same day I threw the cards
To cut the house down
I used it to build a tree in my backyard
So maybe I could go way back in time
And learn how to restart
Today I sit here humming
Every wrong note that I know
I hope it's loud enough
For this cruel, fat world to hear
I've been deafened because silence is too loud
Even the night is too bright for me
When all the lights have gone out.
BlackjackI saw trees swinging side by side
And as I watched I asked them why
Their branches hung so low
I heard fire alarms goin off downtown
And as I listened to the sound
I asked them why they always had to put on a show
Cuz this life is a deck of cards
And I drew me a Jack
A Blackjack, drew me a Jack
Now Jack, I tell you, I hope, I pray
You'll do me good somewhere, someday
I just hope that it doesn't break my heart
Now there's a reason we can walk
And there's a reason we can talk
So don't you tell me you don't know
I keep snowballing after you
And I always seem to stick like glue
Now will you stay, or will you let me go?
Cuz this life is a house of cards
And I built me a Jack
A two-eyed Jack, built me a Jack
Now Jack, I ask you, I beg and plead
Did your eyes teach me how to read
Or did those alarms make me start?
Oh, don't leave me blind, Jack
Don't leave me behind, boy
At least give me a clue
Oh, I'm pulling thorns, Jack
I'm getting scorns, boy
Why do I need to be stuck on you?
"She's a faded water
And a minor stray
She's a glory diamond
Floating far away
I hold the string
Hoping one day to be king."
Walked a river and he
Served for a mile
Held pain still so time could
Help her smile
I would flit to the moon
'Cuz he's coming home soon
She's running out of pavement, but
The sprinklers spray the sidewalk clean
But she can't touch them yet
'Cuz someone told her she ain't clean
They dropped her crystal heart
Swept away the pieces
And she can't find them or bring them back
'Cuz he painfully squeezes
Popping her strings
While she sadly sings
"I've lost heaven
But I sure won't stand hell
But how will I redeem myself
If I still cannot tell
The right and the wrong
Even while I'm singing this song?"
Two birds flying
They were side by side
One had a broken wing
While the other soared high
And I saw
The one bird catch the other
Each time the broken bird would fall
He helped her find her ground
While he sewed and stu
WanderjahrIt seeps through my eyes
My color loses its sight
I'm a semantic, semi-romantic bust
This tree's been growing for hours
And it hasn't hit the flowers
Well, I believe that is a must
Patience was never rash enough
Prudence was never cold enough
Bare feet are warmer on the ground
Running with this little pack on my back
I know I just have the knack
For moving without leaving a sound
Ever since I was pulled apart
I'm finished and I've got to find the start
Tantrums, pulling my hair won't do me good
So I thought I could wander in this wood
And every clue I find to who I am
Is contradicted by some other plan
So month after month, and week after week
I know less and less about what I seek
This ambience fills me every night
A song that stopped me in my flight
Now my feet are writing my legacy
Every step is a cancerous pain
Just wring my hands, they're full of rain
My questions don't seem to need answering
And all of those words I've been meaning to say
That sound good enough to get my way
SavedI felt his words were feeding my eyes
And though it tormented my ears
I felt a flood of honey,
The blossoms began
To spread their pavilions wide
Anxious to behold
The yearning, the innocent, the bright, the smashed.
He plucked the string
And I felt my heart vibrate with emotion.
Joy. Pure joy.
But it was a tender hand
A gentle probing into my head.
Listening was a challenge --no,
But it was a gift.
Take it like a wheel,
Turn like a square.
Do I care to break the fire?
The oil is on my head
And it seeps into my brain.
I favor a sweeter flavor,
A new era with new seasoning.
This isn't insanity:
Bow my lips and I'll sing;
That's what it feels like.
I count the rings
And my tree is numberless
Hopping like a tiny bird.
So this is the taste of freedom
The aroma of purity
The essence of right.
He gave me the arrow to white.
Is a rapturous cry
With a swell of acoustics
And a vigorating rhythm
EnvelopeI made my heart from scratch
It might taste kinda funny
If you don't like the tang in there
Well, then I guess I'm sorry
But I like your hair when it's treated
With sea water, wind, and sun
And I think I speak the truth
To say I'm not the only one
You have a peace and an innocence
That could condemn my fate
I'll take my chances now
Before you decide it's too late
But I'll let you know that
Nothing in this world, no, nothing on earth
Would convince me to exchange a heart full of mirth
My rain will pummel them into the ground
Anyone who tries to drown out our sound
Our ancient beauty
This untold history in an envelope
Contains the love that's in words
Fresh, raw, and unrehearsed
The rest is airy motion in my eyes
While you keep me gorunded and in the sky
Oh, you're an art that I may never learn
But this magic that I feel makes me burn
Now you're further than any star in the sky
But as I look at you, they are there in your eyes
That's why I say that
Nothing in this world, no, nothing on e