A Lover’s Lament: Dashboard Manifesto

No paper or letters. We pass just close enough to touch. We love in secret names. These hearts they race from self-control.

We hide within our veins the things that keep us bound to one another. We are compelled to do what we must do. We are compelled to do what we have been forbidden.

The cold outside is biting. On the way home, this car hears my confessions. Tonight I think I’ll take the long way as I remember the nape of your neck, taste of your lips, I remember everything as I drive.

We’re only waiting on the sun to clear away the haze, cause we can’t see where we’ve gone from where we’ve started; where we strayed and where we’re meant to be.

There is a secret that we keep. I won’t sleep if you won’t sleep because tonight may be the last chance we’ve been given. How the girls can turn to ghosts before your eyes and the very dreams that led to them are keeping us from dying.

And I’m flawed but I’m cleaning up so well. I’m seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself. Being with you here makes me sane. I fear I’ll go crazy if you leave my side.

As I remember…

She pulled you in, she bit your lip. She made you hers. The scent of her hair that she twirled in her fingers.

Since I ran my hands over you nothing else will ever do now to cool me down. I believe in you so much I could die from the words that you say and my hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me.

How the grace by which she walked into your life and stayed with you in your steps and paced with you awhile.

Days like that should last and last and last.

You’ve got wits, you’ve got looks, you’ve got passion. You are the best one of the best ones and I said, “I’ve been waiting for you all my life.”

Breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep…don’t wait, the lights will flash and fade away. But my heart is yours to fill or burst, to break or bury, to wear as jewelry.

Whichever you prefer.

Some things tie your life together, slender threads of things to treasure, but I hope that you’re happy, you really deserve it.

Though please send me anything but signals that are mixed.

Because you have stolen my heart and our dreams assured, we sleep well.

But you’ve already lost when you only had barely enough of her to hang on.

Just this once, just for now and just like that. It’s over.

But you have stolen my heart, hands down.

I know that yesterday is gone and it won’t come back to me, but I miss it. After all it never really lasts as long as we meant for it to be.

And when tomorrow comes and we’ve shown everyone what they can never take away. But I’ll meet you where we started once again, cause I miss you.

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