“You’re so Vain”

I wrote them for you.

Some of my best work

But you’re not vain just blind

You didn’t think those songs were about you.

And though you felt the sentiments my words evoked

It wasn’t my face you saw

How cruel this world

You told me you were such a fan

And I wanted to say it back.

But I refuse to reveal my muse.

So I watched you dance around the room

A big silly smile on your face

And though my heart was breaking

Crumbling away little by little

My soul knew it was being fed

More melodies than I could ever wish for.

(C) Slumpless

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You Planted Flowers

You planted flowers.

There was nothing but concrete and grey

God that grey. Suffocating. Stifling grey.

And wretched looking people and their wretched looking pets

Littered sidewalks

Another siren in the distance.

But you planted flowers.

And I was on the bus

And though you don’t know me

I feel somehow you do.

So please keep them watered

Because it matters .

It matters to me.

(C) Slumpless

Time dies

All I want to do is sleep

Because being without you is being stuck to the hands of a clock

Tick tock.

I feel every second jolt my core

Time isn’t like before.

It used to fly. Remember?

Just yesterday I floated on weightless sand

Upside down in an hourglass

Then right back up again.

Now it’s just circles.

And they never fucking end.

(C)Slumpless

Is it me ?

When you’re fighting with everyone and you ask yourself “Is it me ?”

Maybe for once it’s not.

Maybe everyone

IS an asshole

And you’re finally seeing it.

But if everyone treats you badly

Is it because you let them ?

(C)Slumpless

But if everyone is an asshole…what are you ?

Mafioso Heart

So this is my cross to carry

Love to the bitter,bloody end.

No really.

Once you’re in… you’re in.

There’s no getting away.

Only death can stop it.

For you.

So I try to choose wisely.

Careful who I let in.

Are you saline or hemlock ?

I ask because you are in the blood of me.

In my cells

So treat me well.

I hear a crow in the distance.

And I wonder what it means?

Caw. Caw. Caw.

Rain. Pain. Rain.

(C) Slumpless

Filters

It occurs to me that I am blind

And so are you.

We all are.

We have been given two eyes

Into which we put all our beliefs

And yet we know that our sight is limited

We know but we forget.

I will not call them eyes from now on.

I will call them filters.

To remind me over and over

That what I see, is what I’m allowed to see

That I am blinded by this human form

That I put so much emphasis on what I deem to be true

Based solely on what comes through.

But the universe is bigger, deeper , wider and more full than

The tiny portion of my tiny brain

Will let me imagine.

(C) Slumpless