You make me wish time had no meaning
counting life by the passing of days
and won’t dare, reality weights heavy on me
and your smile only offers a hint, dazed
by your dreams of forever
while mine stuck in a time that will never
satisfy such desire to become
wild and young,
within dreams that you carefully weave.
Sometimes, craving someone sticks hard
to nerve endings on my skin, lonely heart
missing beats meant for love, now long gone
and left forgotten in fading names
within ashes left from flames
that once burned, then I am done
with regressing to the places
where her kisses left the traces
of such flavors on my lips, slowly fading
late at night in between sheets lone and cold,
someone there in my memories to hold.
There is nothing about you I know
but a sweet smile sometimes escapes
your thinning lips when we are alone,
in lonely eyes it shines and glow
and quench my thirst,
but never more than thoughts immersed
in wishes gone,
for I know nothing but a smile
that escaped your lips and found a home.
Why, to feel across such vastness
your pain and grief, I learn to love
the waking hours of your soul
so lost and lone in darkness.
A peek into the abyss will hold
forever mine whatever is
that keeps your bones together
while flesh like mine turns old.
And when I look into your eyes
what keeps your nights awake
will feed your dreams alone,
for I alone will feed the lies.
There are a thousand kisses imprinted on my face
and another thousand on my lips outlined
with the inks of time,
a thousand I remember and in dreams retrace
every single night
when I wish I might,
not a thousand kisses as I had before,
but I wish one more-