Words From the Wise

We all write songs about life, we just sing 'em different.
- Listener

Sunday, August 14, 2016


I whisper your name to break the silence
I'm resigned to you now
Imagination gives me what I want
It makes you tower above me, my protection

I must remind myself to breathe when I'm around you
I must force the air back out of my lungs
For in that exchange I am home

My hand slides into yours effortlessly 
I stand and feel the warmth of your hand
on the small of my back, guiding me, leading me

My breath catches as you slide your arm around me and pull me into you
Pressing my body into yours
My heart pounds in my ears like a storm
Waves crash in my belly
You are my shore

It is terrifying to touch you
sadness, longing, guilt
I am glowing just being near you

Needing to drown in you
Please just brush my lips with your finger
Please just touch my neck
Please, just, please

Is it real, this thing?
I could make you happy,
I could make you love me,
I could disappear completely. 
     - "Do You Sleep" Mary Lambert

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