We Cannot Pass Beyond This Point

We cannot pass beyond this point
Our emotions are buried in stone
We stand together on this plinth
Nakedly alone

Somewhere in the garden of a queen
Somewhere by a fountain in a park
Our type of beauty rarely seen
By visitors in the dark

We could stand here forever side-by-side
Never moving towards one another
Sculptures of two lovers with lover denied
Trapped in stone the moment we fell in love

The big storm came and a tree fell down
We are knocked over and crushed by glorious wood alive
Our pieces are packed up in a crate
And lie forgotten in a palace archive

The sculptor more experienced one day may return
And find his work forgotten in a grave
And refashion us from white marble
And proceed to remodel us and save

If that day comes may we be made flesh and blood
May we be free to embrace as we walk through the park
May we be freed from stone to fall in love
And sit by this fountain in the dark

1999

I’ll find a lover

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll gorge myself
I’ll act a little funny
But do not worry
Going mad is good for you

These days
Like a moon landing
I’ll find a lover
I’ll scatter her dust
Into the moons empty sky

I don’t know why
Why do I die
If I offer you my wake
Would you come
With a trumpet and drum
Or shooting off a gun
To kill off all the scum

That feed that feed
On the honey I need
As I grope through death
To the lover I left
Hungry for the honey
With my animal chewed chest

It’s the old rivalry
Love in fear of death
It’s all I have left
Money does not mend
It only manages
But love makes bees
Happy

I’ll find a lover
Full of honey
I’ll fill my hands
With her sweetness
I’ll drain her mouth
Of her syrup
I’ll scoop the sunlight
Out of her hollow

Death will sit and watch
Like a beast subdued
By the music crying
Death will be crying
As it burns
Like a bush fire
Its smoke vanishing
Drifting away in the wind

Love – You Hold Out Your Hand

Love – you hold out your hand to me
Suddenly the world is blanketed in snow
Icicles hang from your fingertips and I feel cold

Love – you hold out your lips to me
Suddenly everywhere is cold and blue
Your long white dresses clink like ice
The wood of your bones creaks in the wind

Love – you look at me with your eyes
Ice frozen cages that capture the past
Hard as memorial stones
Bright as the blinding sun upon the snowfield

My heart like a tulip bulb aching to flower
Wrapped in the chains of your winter
Love – your body like a pillow of snow and ice
Love – why do you look back into the blizzard

I’ll keep buying

I’ll keep buying
Your fragrant soap
It reminds me of
My true loves skin

The kiss that I keep
That that I keep within
Is like a rose
It is like a red rose in a vase
That once were real lips

And the fragrance in the room
The fragrance in the room
That once was real skin

Fireworks were exploding

Fireworks were exploding in the darkness outside
That mirrored the empty seat between us
I removed my old hard shoes so damaged by wear and tear
But even this removal was not enough

My own weight was making me sink
My voyage through life is but one more hard shore
I pulled a tape measure out of a bright night star
It showed me the length of time
Between the food on my plate and the Arena swept clean
For the blood and bones of my love

“And you the softest of all night stars,
Light without body, how you dazzle my eyes
Your milk-white face shimmers in my soul like a jug of moonlight”.

The moonlight that night was centred in a muddy halo of colours in the sky
The clouds were smoke kicked up by the horses of the apocalypse
They had passed by behind the cloud mass and left a trail of sparks
Anyone of which could set the world ablaze

There are so many doors through your soul
So many teeth that words are cut through with

The tablecloth covered over the Grey dust of the hotel you were given as a home
Peppermint grew through the weave with the taste and smell of its delicate leaves

There under it’s scented leaves that filled the kitchen
Your eyes were soft as fresh bed linen
You were as motionless as a flytrap in the shadow of the moon

You Didn’t Make Me Jealous

You didn’t make me jealous
I understood beforehand what path I’d be put on
Like scenes from a projectionist’s slide show
They took place one by one

Click

Via your emotional spirituality
You had been in touch with your god
And then you began to stop seeing me
You even began to stop liking me

Click

You began to drive me out of your life
By shutting doors
By initiating negative plans

Click

It was granted you to do what you wanted
You took it all for granted

Click

You didn’t make me jealous
You just destroyed what little I had

Click

The complexity of our companionship was sullied
By gossip, you took further action

Click

Without explanation, without regret, without showing any feelings
You closed the doors to your heart

Critical review:
Your god has duped you
Your friends have duped you
Your heart has been duped

And The Heron Flies

The heron stood on the water
On your wooden heart, it carved a trinity
Two staircases emerged from the lake
A vase of yellow roses hovered there

You chewed a rosary of spearmint
I melted away into nothing
Vikings ransacked the church of your mind
You wrung a hollow-sounding Amen from raindrops

You’ve hung onto this one lasting dream
Of being in the romance of a lifetime
As the dragon dressed up as a Cardinal
And shoots you with his prickly thinking

The Heron flew onto the island
Your face was as long as a Catholic against the lake
Like an old empty black saloon car I felt empty
A bed of roses undermined your pure thinking

Let’s go back home you kept saying
But I felt like a motherless child
Roosting in a nest of deleted feelings
With my severed legs under the table

Love is greater than eternity

I don’t want to think about the future
Or to think deep about eternity
Or to be reminded of my mortality
I don’t want to think of life that way

I want to love you and not care about tomorrow
Let tomorrow come, see I don’t care
I just want to have your love and not to sorrow
It will work out I’m sure so long as you are there

Don’t talk about the plans of married couples
Don’t meditate on security or making cash
Or life will wear us down with many problems
And love will drain away and leave us flat

I believe that love is worth more than money
That love is greater than security
And though love can be dark it is mostly sunny
And I believe that love is greater than eternity

Amant peindre votre visage sur mon visage

Amant peindre votre visage sur mon visage
Amant peindre vos mains sur mes mains
L’amant peigne ta poitrine sur ma poitrine
Amant faire de mon ombre votre ombre

Amant utiliser ma bouche pour vos mots
Amant utiliser mon souffle pour vos soupirs
Amant utiliser mes pensées pour votre imagination
Amant utiliser mes rêves pour vos rêves

Et quand je, et quand je, et quand je
Besoin de vous, vous êtes toujours là

Lover paint your face on my face

Lover paint your face on my face
Lover paint your hands on my hands
Lover paint your breast onto my breast
Lover make my shadow your shadow

Lover use my mouth for your words
Lover use my breath for your sighs
Lover use my thoughts for your imagination
Lover use my dreams for your dreams

And when I, and when I, and when I
Need you, you are always there