Lipstick

Violin, and the chords break me. Bridges, and the wood cuts me. And I can't fall from the ground. Arms stretched out, can you feel me now? She's here and she loves me now And why wasn't I worth it back then? Why was he first? Don't you believe me? What if no one comes …

Sheet

I am the blanket when you need a sheet I am the master when you need a sheep I'm the mute when you need a voice I'm the control when you need a choice I'm the insomnia when you lay awake I am the gas when you need brakes And don't I know I'm bad …

Country Beauty

I'm waking up, spectacular. Light lonely on the porch, dark lips smiling. Collages of isolation, beautifully drained. See her through a sharp lens, bangs hide her face. A basket is a gift only if filled, A man is a man only if drilled. It's only loitering if you're outside, You're only interesting if you've got …

Revolution Tracks

She says "we think we're special, but we're not." He says, "we're above this, have you forgot?" Beautiful houses, trimmed trees, white fences - but nothing's free. Sell your ideology, forsake your dreams, lie to please them - nothing's free. She says, "I want in." He says "I want out." Lace trim tied in knots, …

Red Ink

Black ink, Times New Roman, Size 12, double spaced, font italic. Red ink, scribble, scratch, marks, blots. The story says all little girls are princess and all women are goddesses. That we should all be respected by princes and loved by kings. The pages say God takes care of his little princesses. I mark the …

Attraction

I have a joint, let's go to my room This music is lame, this party is doomed. I see you glancing at the tan blonde She's put together - matching bra and thong. I'm saying weird things and my face is strained As I try to remember that one actor's name, From that movie you …

Candy

The tub is warm, her veins are cold The water's high, her heart rate low. She's reach Venus with one more hit She'll reach Mars with one more dip. Little girl, pretty girl, tired girl Lucid world, broken world, spinning world. Honey on bread, drip, drip Paint on walls, strip, strip. TV static blaring loud …

Long Island

I keep my guns in a filing cabinet I keep my books in a fish tank. I roam the streets with a torn pocket Come with me, we'll be men. I didn't start that fire, and I can't put out the flame Her breasts are warm, words are stained. And that kid against the lockers …

Small Talk

I only feel real if I'm real to you You only feel real if you're real to me. Empty conversations of fellow friends Filled up screen, empty heads, lonely beds. Is it worth it? Paint it red, yellow, blue Morning routines - give me something new. You don't remember me, I don't remember you Let's …

Dogs

Men are dogs, dogs are men Bowing down to time, money, status, trends Lie down and worship the screen Spend your idle time waiting, forever amen. The wolves, they howl till 12 The sirens, they beckon, someone's dead We all cry wolf as we dress as sheep Pretending to be innocent, pure, humble, meek Acting …