Keep Art Alive :: “The River” :: Art by Seth Armstrong
“You’ve been blotting out my mind,
fooling on my time,
no, I won’t miss you, baby.”
In the intertwining tendrils of tangled hair,
and crumpled bed sheets,
the dream begins to take over again,
lifting my body into the air,
shrinking and shifting until all I can feel is my skin,
slipping through the crack in the left corner window pane,
The spinning gets the best of me though,
as I start to fall,
breathing is never as easy as it seems,
when you are only half-conscious.
The water splashes loud like a car crash when I hit,
the impact breaking like windscreen glass,
my body lying limp on the ground,
like some film noir starlet,
nameless and mysterious like some re-written version.
I part my lips to let loose the nonsense in my mind,
The voices chatter from each corner,
as I strain to hear,
hearing is never as easy as it seems,
when you are presumed gone.
My arms flail at my side now,
spreading like wings,
moving without motion,
silent like my screams.
Can’t you see me shaking beside you?
Wake me up.
Bring me back to life,
like a cursed princess,
like a phantom,
like you always promised me.
I know you still sense me,
stealing all the covers,
exhaling the last line of the song we were playing just before sleep,
my lipstick staining your pillow case,
marking up your memories.
Don’t you remember how I feel?
don’t you miss me anymore?
Don’t you miss me, baby?
Miss You :: The Concretes
7 thoughts on “You’ve been starring in my dreams :: SOTD”
I forgot about this mix, although I am partial to the Stones version, thank you for the reminder
You introduced this cover to me.
Really? Funny and here I thought it was you who introduced me to this? Maybe I was thinking about Stars cover of “This Charming Man?”
You introduced me to the Concretes way back when. You put it on a mix you made me.
I did introduce you to the Stars cover.
beautiful poem. perfectly matches the sentiments of the Concretes cover of the song