Time and All the Other Lies I Could Ask

(New PR22)

-To Christina

 

Time lurks:

The assassin

Always in the background

 

And time hurts when you hear

“She died last year”

And then the cruel mind wanders to this:

 

She didn’t know then that you loved her

And you think to the circumstances of it:

The unwinnable whichever never

 

And you can only wipe your eyes

And your only hope is turn to famous

Time that heals all wounds

 

When all the time it was time that caused

This pain–time and all the other lies

I could ask

 

When will it ever end

But then again I’m invoking time:

When will I ever learn?

 

The Pull of Tides

(PR37)

-To Rachel

 

I don’t know how that works

The push

The pull of tides

 

But yes it all comes back to water

 

A vast body of water which

Though salty too

Is too big a metaphor for tears