The Missing Christmas Card


Love
My heart is my heart
and it beats better with you
near me
beside me
knowing me
As a master of words
I find it so easy to write
but I always want to
say what’s right
You challenge me to be better
Better for you
Better towards you
Ultimately, better for myself
Where I find it easy to say, “Thank You,”
I would rather show you appreciation
so as to not be taken pettilly
Should I step out of bounds,
I hope you are there
Not to catch me,
But to hold my hand
like you do my heart
Can I say, “I Love You” today
and again tomorrow
as a card you enjoy reading everyday?

I wish you’d ask my name


 

The way you flip your hair

tells me you’re on it

But the way you part your teeth

I wish you would flaunt it

Don’t mind me if I stare

Or if you see me everywhere

Sometimes I wish you’d ask my name

 

The way you walk

 down the aisle

could make a lame man

 stand and smile

My how did you get your fame

Maybe it was the way you talk

that made men draw their own shadows with chalk

 

Damn, I wish you would ask me my name

 

And it’s a fine time

To make me thine

I got a name with my frame

And I’m down with a game

that would turn this smoke into a flame

I dare you

to ask me my name

 

When I think of our future

Makes my insides need a suture

My God, you’ve got me so tame

Our offspring from the sheets

would stand the test of time with tweets

Just give them my

own last name

 

Just let me love

to be loved

And then be loved

so I can love

Don’t make this a crying shame

When it’s time to lay your head

on my pillow on our bed

I hope I’ve made my mark with my name

 

Take Me Back


When your world

Has since grown colder

As if you’d never know

And when your grip

Grows bolder

Won’t you try and let it show

 

Take Me Back

 

For all the times

We were together

I remember them very well

For all the times

Never said Never

We would live to tell the tale

 

And if you don’t like

Those late night phone calls

Take Me Back

 

Take Me Back

 

Do you still bat your eyes

Just to try to get attention

Are you sitting next to

Across from someone else

 and sorting through their lies

Held hostage in detention

 

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

 

Before you begin to feel the breeze

From the leaves that fell from the trees

To the ground

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

 

Was it I who made the mistake

Of letting my heart break

Or was it you who got a clue

From the ones you said who loved you

 

Anyway,

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

 

Even a man can get classified

Into someone he wished had died

But a woman can be scorned

Into back to being born and mourned

 

But I know you, so

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

Take Me Back

 

I was there before

And I can stay again

Not we’re settling a score

With a mean and jealous friend

 

Take Me Back

The Moment I Said, “Yes”


Saw you there

Or did you see me first

Didn’t need to ask your name

What’s the difference when it’s all the same?

 

When I made my way to you

Barely knew just what to say

This may be more than I can do

But I wouldn’t have it any other way

 

But the moment I said, “Yes”

I felt you give yourself to me

Deepest thoughts I want to confess

Moving in a soft, warm ocean is where I want to be

 

Take my lips

Hide them from the rest of the world

Swallow my hips

My toes and fingers are now curled

 

Move me with you

Take me places you’ve never been

Relieve what could be blue

Again and again making me say, “Yes” over and over

With my new friend

 

All this because I said, “Yes”

And you kept me strong but weak

Like a baptism now at rest

Holy Ghost in my spine I can’t speak

 

The moment I said, “Yes”

I really was there

Feeling you against my chest

What better way to show you care

 

“Yes,” I said

But not for just a moment

It’s all me from my feet to my head

Like a heat-seeking missile,

Oh, you know what I meant

Show, but better to tell


Showing true love

Let me put it in words

As they look from above

Life dares create the melody of birds

 

Such harmony from one

No choir can relate

When all has been given and done

Eyes closed swaying to fate

 

Dressed for the occasion

Ready for come what may

Crystal blue is the persuasion

When the moon lets the sun shine everyday

 

Spoken

Rattles the earth

Voice of reason is the token

Bringing to life new birth

 

Though good to show

It’s best to know

A simple gesture can fester

Then placed in a drawer of Chester

 

If time should stifle me

I pray my deed was done

That I lived in reality

And yet not on the run

 

The creatures in the sky

Lowers features most high

Cover our pain

For their supper, they sing for rain

 

So if my voice brings you to tears

I hope they’re from joy

Gone are your fears

To share life with a boy

La Femme Accident


Cold girl

Shivers in fur

Calculating her move

with the sure powerful

Only she knows

the renewal date of her

Tramp-stamped passport

Trading secrets too tender for legal

Though always legal to make one tender

Like a chameleon she pretends

Able to turn on love gestures

at the drop of sodium pentothal effects

Included in one’s IV line

Even a Green-Colonel wearing a beret

cowards to her talents

Yet she is able to get invited to dinner

and wash her laundry below the family room

Passion for her

does have an expiration date

And the gauge she professes

leave no powered residue

The young and impressionable can see

her true essence

Well, out of the mouths of babes

She is vilified

But she will never see herself in them

The many faces of wickedness

could succumb to joy

Though emotion is a sign of weakness

until a drink is ordered and left unattended

Let her pretend to pretend to not care

of their demise

About two steps behind her

before she changes her fur