you are not the lyrics to my melody

tapping on the window with your long black fingernails
you whisper under the door and round the corner
there is an abyss that settles
evading any notion of fulfilment
hair swept back off a long-ago starched collar
carmine stains of love left grazed on a cheek
A mistress left waiting by smoldering coals
the blackbird calls, but no longer do you hear
instead you write with blackened hands upon a beating heart
you slap it down like a butcher with his produce
the splatter stains the grout between finely polished tiles.

You always wanted an easy way through it all
instead you complicated the most simple equation.
Now as I sit and peel my pear and taste the scent of my morning coffee
you creep through the folds and infiltrate the music
you are not the lyrics to my song
my lyrics are still wandering free and wild
I do not know what form they will take
but they will not have your feathered hair and smooth skin.
I gain nothing but pleasure from my ink stained stave
so take your nib and knit yourself a poncho
to cover whatever fallacies you still hide from yourself.

I will take my skinless pear and eat it with brown sugar
And drink my coffee wrapped in my cloak of clouds
awaiting my lyrics to find me and my melody.
You will take your blackened hands and leave your stains elsewhere
So take them now, hear the blackbird call, and fold them under your poncho
and edge towards the abyss of your tomorrow.

you are not the lyrics to my melody

fillette

Joined December 2007

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sometimes my fingers lose control and lose all connection with my logic

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