You can’t fly away :: songs and poetry

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Story Re-Writes
(by me)

Beneath the surfaces of love,
interlocking webs lie,
tangled and varied in direction,
latching on and letting go.

Sometimes the synapse fires,
inducing benevolence,
belief.
At other ends the water leaks in,
laced in doubt,
as we begin to sink.

Miles pass between us,
even while sitting side by side,
and the soul is seen waving,
mailing a postcard home;
wish you weren’t still here.

Then we struggle upstream,
break the mold while wet,
unformed,
and we carve our initials,
into the glued up cracks,
repairs from the fall.

The fog will return again,
our feet slipping off stones,
and on better days,
the parachute opens.

No one ever said it would be easy,
slips,
because some cliches,
write themselves,
indelible.

So, we memorize and fluctuate our tones,
remind each other we are electricity,
that we begin to connect,
only when we let each other,
disengage.

Electric Bird (live) :: Sia

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