Regret


I followed the footprints

Late into the night

Not thinking to count the stars

Under the gaze of a watchful shadow

That was cold as a prison wall

Alone I reached to touch his cloak

Unable to find it’s hem

He ushered me into it’s depth

As thousand fingers caressed my tears

That stained the fabric as they fell

He turned only once

And whispered into my ear

You should have taken a different path

As I began to disappear

One way trip for a wounded heart


If there was a chance it could rain

I wish it would

Huge drops of acid rain

Straight off the California coast

Burning holes in everything it touches

Holes the size of the ones in my heart

Gaping

Gone uncared for for too long

Putrid

Only touched by harsh words and accusations

Festering

Not even the the saline liquid from getting pissed on

Can effect a change

Let the rain wash it away

Back into the sea 

With the rest of them

Elephant in the room


It wasn’t quite clear

when she spelled love

With a u

but she said it

her good bye

seemed lost as she turned away

but I heard it

her kiss left me wanting

but I felt the weight of her lips

and not the corner of her

mouth

she didn’t turn as she

walked away

hurt trailing  off her

like the smell

from an elephant trapped

in a room too long

the circus has  finally left town

and all I could do was wave