I Drift

I drift
up high
away
and land
somewhere
for one
lifetime

they call
for me
to come
back home
but where
is home
but where
was home

I close
my eyes
and point
away
from them
and drift
again

next page
chapter
volume
series
distinct
brand new
people
the old
no more

Farewell

names written in stone
tears shed for disorder
there comes a time
where dreams lay to rest

and by and by
do the trees sing
“oh how wonderful,
how beautiful
is love
from smooth spring
from scorching summer
from agile autumn
from windswept winter”

trees that
turn over a new leaf
do so without fail
just to survive
they don’t hold out
for succulent spring
nor supreme summer
nor authentic autumn
nor wise winter
but yet I’m here

wondering
thinking
hoping
yearning
wishing
for you

like a flower waiting
to bloom in time
but
it has been never
since forever
and never is a long time
possibly longer than forever.

Differences

The differences between you and me
I’ve seen the sky turn from blue to grey
I’ve watched a ship sail from west to east
You haven’t

The differences between you and me
I’ve heard the voices of the choir carol
I’ve listened to the speeches of great men
You haven’t

The differences between you and me
I’ve tasted the bitterness of cocoa
I’ve savoured the sweetness of peaches
You haven’t

And yet
You tell me
You’ve seen the colours of the wind
You’ve heard the layman’s cry for change
You’ve tasted victory despite defeat

Indeed
Most of all
The difference between you and me
You love me
But I don’t love me

Did It Matter

Did it matter to you
That my goals disappeared
That what I made went up in flames?

Did it matter to you
That my best friend leapt off
That the sole witness was me?

Did it matter to you
That I suffered from nightmares
That they didn’t stop after waking up?

Did it matter to you
That I could only read certain words
That sentences were once in a blue moon?

Cause look at you now
Begging on your knees
Calling yourself my BFF
That you’ve loved me all along
Reaching out to barely grasp
At the riches that I have amassed
Only a dollar, only a thousand
What are friends for, eh?

Stay away all you fair weather friends
Cause apparently I did not matter then.

Does It Matter

Does it matter
If the world thinks of you
As a mean person
If the world thinks of you
Better off dead

Does it matter
If the world believes itself
More than with evidence
If the world believes itself
Despite your desperate protesting

Does it matter
If the world locks you out
Because you can’t draw a straight line
If the world locks you out
Because you can’t reach a high note

Does it matter
If the world keeps you down
Demanding you change your ways
If the world keeps you down
Demanding that you are to blame

Does it matter
If the world brands you
Unlovable
If the world brands you
A disease

Does it matter at all
What other people say
Cause I am by your side
I will be by your side
Best friends never leave

Tell Me Not

Tell me not of heartache
Cured by a single apology
Cured by swallowing pride
Cured by telling the truth

Tell me not of pain
Cured by a single kiss
Cured by human change
Cured by humor

Tell me not of hate
Cured by listening
Cured by letting go
Cured by exchange

Tell me not of love
Cured by ‘a better one’
Cured by monetary troubles
Cured by death

Last Thought

May this be the last I think of you
When I walk down the streets
And a cat leaps onto my path
Crying for a little attention

May this be the last I think of you
When I turn on the television
And the drama tells of a love story
That started great, yet gone all awry

May this be the last I think of you
When I find myself in a bookshop
And the books all scream for my touch
To find hidden gems between them

May this be the last I think of you
When I hear songs sung in French
And the singer reaches a high note
Holding it beyond all belief

May this be the last I think of you
When I write down this poem
And your words still linger like a breeze
Memories are but a cursed blessing