Honestly, I'm a Liar, & Other Balances & Imbalances

March 23, 2010

“Kids, This one goes way out there to Dorrie & Lars”

“Everyone starts out   Pure,

Everyone starts out   Ridiculous.

Everyone starts out   Beautiful”

                                                                           –Rickie Lee Jones, from “Firewalker”

                                                        .

                                                         .

The boy came that night

to try, with all his might,

to learn, for godsakes,

to see what it takes to free

all the burn, all the ache

                         .

The boy came that night

in black  buttonfly  jeans,

He impressed  for  her

He pressed  against  her

The boy came that night

in black  buttonfly  jeans

before he would dare too far.

                              .

                              .

The girl waited for him,  for her prom,

Wanted him/ He was the way

She would need to wait.

He stuttered.  His timing was wrong.

They kissed hard in a car

Clutched tight

Watched that night for satellites

A cop had to stop them there

Before they could dare too far.

                               .

But tonight, They are too far

satellites

1 Comment »

  1. Very sweet poem…I liked its story.

    Comment by slpmartin — March 23, 2010 @ 1:59 pm


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