“Tease the light.” He said
Let it in but not to stay.
Allow its brightness, momentary rest in your eyes.
Too long and you will turn blind.
Too long and it will burn the irises of your soul.
“Tease the light” he said.
It comes from a million miles away
To brighten up your day.
But there are black holes out there and if you stare too long into space.
They’ll eat up your face.
I won’t go where you want me to. Won’t lie where you think I will.
I am always on the sill.
I will stand on your shoulders and when you can no longer bear it
I will take hold of a branch and climb like an ape.
Up, up, up, I will go.
You’re too slow
You can’t hold on,you see?
I am earth and sky.
I walk. I fly.
Unable to be pinned.
Tuna not tinned.
To swim in the sea.
Animal. Cannibal. Bird.
I move with the herd.
You lag behind my friend.
I’m not saying it’s the end.
It’s definitely not the beginning.
Somewhere in the middle.
Somewhere wild and open
Don’t ruin it with ‘hopin’.
(c)Slumpless(originally posted 30.03.17)
Suddenly your face was the face
Your eyes were the eyes
And once more I am obliterated
And all my pieces are scattered in the wind.
You tricked me into adoring you
You whispered songs in my ear and kissed my neck
I thought you were a gift
And in those moments I can see
That I rewrote my life for you
And even though I lost the plot
I worked you into my lines
Twisted you through the verses of my ways.
So now that you can walk past me in the street
Without a blink.Without a wink.
I wonder were our pages ever filled?
I called you an eraser before
But now I think you're highlighter.
Because you have shown me the errors of my ways
And though it has been ages and ages
I'm ready to remove you from my pages.
Do they know it ? Do they?
Sense death at the door
That this life and world will be no more?
Do they start thinking differently about their friends
Something inside knowing it’s the end
Start to get their affairs in order
Before they reach the final border.
Does the wind blow differently?
Does the sun shine brighter?
Perhaps the earth knows
It will be one soul lighter.
Are there symptoms of death
Do they whisper in your ear
Telling you the end is near?
I have to ask. I have no choice.
I think I’ve heard the reaper’s voice.