Perfect Sweet (a Poem/Song inspired by the song "Long December" by the Counting Crows)
Where did it go
when I said I'd take it slow,
when began to beat my heart so very fast?
It took a breath, and took me in
without me knowing where to send
all these thoughts of mine
that take me to your face.
I look behind
I see a sky and empty words that
make me say these very things
are what I should not be chasing
as I try.
Try to catch it, try to make it stay
in this heart's room filled with colors;
though sometimes its like a blue gray smoke
against a blackened night.
Seems to me there is
something in the in-between
that makes you shake and makes you shiver
down a road that took a hard look at my past.
A candle light is waiting at my fingertips
if I can hold on long enough..
enough to see it shine.
I wonder if you ever understood
the need that pulses through
the air in solitary movements
touching light against a dark
that climbed inside of me
and took me home to a place
where balance is perfect sweet.
Jan. 8, 2010 edit: somehow this post ended up on the wrong date, even though I didn't start writing it until yesterday afternoon... **sigh**