The Pier

They stood at the end of the pier with their back to the land. The trade winds blew in off the water against them. A heaviness on him still. Moments of peace and clarity happen for sure, but the weight remains. He’ll go on, doggedly so, but right now, the tantalizing conflict between the synoptic allure of the descending dusk over the water, or the  long walk back down the short pier, is both more than he can handle and the answer to it all, in one fleeting moment.

 

The Spinner

You’re like a mist, a fog, a haze, a plague

Wallower, follower, spinner of your own sad tale

Like a viscous web, trapping us all in a bad dream

Part parody, perpetual melodrama

Glomming, clinging, slinging more, more of all the same

The dying beach…

It’s the churn of the conscious mind

It’s the weight of deceit

It’s misguided venom

It’s heartbreak and breakdown

Truth, the dying beach always calling you

Sylvia

Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia,

Why won’t you come home to me

I’ve waited all day and I’ve waited all night

I’ve waited on you most of my life

But I’m tired and torn and weathered and worn

And I’m sure I won’t be here long

So come to me now my dear, come to me now my dear

Why won’t you come to me now my dear

You’re long gone, you’re long gone, you left me here long ago

You’re long gone, you’re long gone

You’re long gone, but I stand here still

In the brightness of days through the darkness of night

I’d carry you through all of your frights

But you’re quick with a turn and a turn of a phrase

Blazing a trail off to some other place

You’ll get there I’m sure and you’ll turn back around

You’ll come back to town towing some other clown

So come to me now my dear, come to me now my dear

Why won’t you come to me now my dear

You’re long gone, you’re long gone, you left me here long ago

You’re long gone, you’re long gone, 

You’re long gone, but I stand here still

Tested and true I will wait here for you

Floating around as you do what you do

So be kind to yourself and believe what you lead

I’ll write it all down as your family creed

I’ll sing you a song as I wait in my place

Twinkles and trinkets will fill up my space

So come to me now my dear, come to me now my dear

Why won’t you come to me now my dear

You’re long gone, you’re long gone, you left me here long ago

You’re long gone, you’re long gone

You’re long gone, but I stand here still