As I am moved by the purity of peace,
As I am moved by the tenacity of truth -
Persistence paints itself thick over honest words.
I’ve got sunlight in these fingertips,
You remember gorgeous days by how bright they shine.
So my thumb traced a line from your collar bone to spine
In the shape of horizon.
You’ve got a Fender Rhodes soul;
And since that’s my favorite instrument,
Can you be my life’s soundtrack?
I’ll play along, rhythms kissing temples
Like long lost anythings.
My embraces never needed training wheels with you.
Even when my worries grew legs
And tried to run my life,
You convinced them arthritic.
You’re a starlit vastness that doesn’t
Deserve my skies yet chooses to still
Shine my darkness into submission.
I get it now.
I am a man with shaky hands and a heart
As bloody as the next.
Yet the thickest drip of it is you in excess,
The bassline thump of it knows only
How your hips like to move
And the nervousness in these palms
Reside in the fear of mishandling
The terrific situation that drives our reality.
But reciprocity is what I’m shooting for,
And if you laugh as many times as I wish it endless
Then my aim only gets better.
I will kiss you until these lips burn blue
And sear the language of my favorite ‘I love you’
Into each corner of your mouth
So that I’ll recognize the reason behind your smile.
If there’s nights that the dark climbs my spine
Like ascending notes to depression’s opus,
I’ll remind myself to peel the purple skinned sky
Until the solar in your Fender Rhodes
Lights me up in an abundance of measures and solos.
You tell me we’ll be okay
Like my life depended on it.
And maybe it just might.
So I’ll let that truth tear into me
Until its tranquility scrapes me hollow.
Fill me with an abundance of you,
Never give room for emptiness to echo.
Occupy me in excess
And let your soul saturate the empty sheet music on these ribs.
I can press play anytime
But coaxing generosity out of your keys
Is my favorite melody to dance to……..