Wednesday, May 6, 2009

you are perfecting circular breathing




you loomed up slowly on the horizon
blocking the sun like an ocean liner
when i discover i'm living in your shadow
it always comes as a surprise

but way up here
i'm spinning around a lamppost in the rain
way up here, i remember rain
& i'm whispering directly into your ear

you are perfecting circular breathing
i can't always tell when you're inhaling
so you make it look like you're always giving
but you're always storing little bits away
you're a bit away

but way up here
i'm dancing around a lamppost in the rain
way up here
it's pouring down
& i'm saying right into your ear

what does it take?
to stop getting carried away by the force of my love
you take my breath away
i'm starting to suffocate
break the outline of my body
break where i end & you begin
break, you came too far in
& out & in, & doubt & din again

every time we breathe out
we let out a little bit of ourselves
it'd be alright if we could exchange
but you don't want to
& i don't blame you
but i'm gonna wanna learn to play the didgeridoo too

because way up here
i'm dancing around that lamppost in the rain
way up here
rain on down
& I'm screaming, I'm shouting into your ear
& out & in, & doubt & din.

2 comments:

Bambola said...

This is sadly beautiful....

Londyn said...

lovely