Check, Me Out


Waiting for that day
when I can ride above
and know that I am better
than those who aren’t
Hearing that click
after the rustling of straight-edged
in-voices that thank me
for services rendered
for time served
with accuracy
and benefits I didn’t have
until then
But I can’t let him see me
waiting and praying and prancing
near stalking his mere existence
Knowing that I am waiting for that day
he best leave before he realizes
it won’t be today that I can exit smiling

I Wish It Were You


Woke up one morning

And forgot where you were

Even though breakfast still came

I wish it were You

                        

Cordial conversation

Though my opinion reigned

Just didn’t seem right

I wish it were You

 

A kiss and smile

Before walking out the door

Like I knew it wasn’t goodbye

Oh, How I wish it were You

 

I think I miss all that mystery

That cold yet committed commentary

Without saying those special words

Damn, I wish it were You

Maybe I should have let you take me for granted

Maybe I should have looked at you the same way

Maybe I never would have found all that I was looking for

It’s just too bad, I wish it were You

 

Something was left behind

I’ll take claim to it

I shake myself when I see myself in all you didn’t do

You must be laughing, knowing how I wish it were you

Telling me, showing me, feeling me, hearing me just love

Somebody who wanted love and not needed love

Somebody who wanted to be wanted and not needed

By a many few

This sounds so much like you,

Still, I wish it were You

Until I don’t

‘til I stop wishing

That you would take off that mask

And just be you

One. Truth


She wrote
her feelings on her sleeve
before hitting the stage
and gave it to me
for safe keeping
The applause continues
.. much longer than expected
I still have her sleeve
though I dare stretch it out
She is still that person
who trusts
knowing that her guard
is always on point
even if not by her side
She writes
what’s to be read about her
She writes
and directs her audience
But I, I have her sleeve