Olfactory Nostalgia (April 2018 - Houston)

The olfactory induced nostalgia of our first days
My lips on your shoulders
The pivot point to the crook of your neck
My head rests and wait for your arms

I wait

There’s a relief but only the scent is the same
There’s an ache from the lose embrace

I’m sorry

Thought and stopped being said a long time ago

Where is the grip we both had on our first days?

I wait

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Light to Heavy Rain (February 2018 - La Marque)

Birds peck worms from the field
My hands numb, a reminder of France
I head to my truck from the dugout

What kind of birds?

No idea but Papa would know
We're not talking, I miss him
I type and tap on icons and gradients

Maybe a house sparrow?

They reply to the bird call from my phone
The truck is hot, but my coat is wet
I kill the engine and roll a window

The sparrows fly away

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Thank You Good Sir (January 2016 - Houston)

You sounded happy
I don't know you
But suspect you'd want me to know Christ
Like you do

The sunset interrupted your reading of Saint Augustus
So you interrupted my conversation
Pointing out the colors
They were beautiful

It was a good thing
You looked, I looked, my wife looked
I don't know what either of you thought
But I tried not to think

Thinking has killed beauty for me
So I could only look for a moment
But the mood I had from it
Made everything easier

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Sleep Tight (June 2015 - Houston)

I want a girl with pity
To kill me fast
Maybe in my sleep
After a night of soft kisses
Maybe I'll go to sleep thinking that I'm wrong
I might tell myself that I can be loved
Sleep might take me before my better logic does
It would be nice to have that ignorance again
And die with it

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The Orchard (August 2015 - Houston)

I'm growing an orchard
Of only kindness trees
That'll bear the sweetest fruits

We'll pick the fruit together
And make preserves for the cold times
So we eat and survive until the spring

Then we'll have fresh fruit pie
On a picnic blanket, kissing each other
Under the shade of our trees

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