Blowing smoke from the cold within,
I check in-
-to Love Rehabilitation Center-
Knowing that there's something wrong with the cacophony in my chest.
No longer a symphony previously played.
the strings stretched beyond its whim.
I have been playing until my fingertips peeled.
Bled out for wearing my heart on my sleeves.
Bitterness floods my eardrum
To the point I can no longer hear, that you are here.
Continuously wishing to play our one hit wonders on new instruments.
Can't you see the display of sheet music confetti hurled on the floor with your footsteps on it?
Refusing to continue the show yet opening the curtain to see if I am still ready to play.
Ice caps fall as dried tears
Words escape me no longer as my throat swells with musical notes.
My insides are dry from the inside out.
Tired of the flavor of sourness as I commence to build the bricks against my vulnerability.
Lacing up boots against my Achilles.
Feeling like that only way back up is to create my own wall to lean on.
I fear not falling in love.
I only remain cautious
against the disguised possibilities of punishment for
all of me into empty bottomless cups.
I'd do it again for a different result.
But to believe promises is to believe wishes can be fulfilled and truth exists in the intertwining of fingers .
Pledges of false forevers -covert operations
of stitching pains that he said he would NEVER cause again.
The strings pop off the violin
the keys unwind a desecrated hymn
the concerto now for an empty music hall.
Agony escapes the lips of a ghost dressed into a hope filled vagabond.
I check in -
no longer searching for home aside from my own
place bars against my windows
and padding on the walls
so I can confine myself to a reality lived and unspoken
No one but my pages, pens, walls, and pillows
release the medicine,
self inflicted healing.
To no longer be disappointed in broken harps singing about unmet expectations.
Passionately sealed by
a recovering over-lover
where I refuse the one who bred certain uncertainty.
And search for the fixing of that which is unattainable-ly tangible.
I check in-
to discontinue use of my heart
For the incorrect reasons incorrect audiences.
Why not love me more?
Than constantly create sacrifices of love
priming and pruning and tightening chords for duets
-when they end as solos-
Why dedicate for collaborations when the music being played is by one instrument.
So I check in-
because I keep hearing his music.
Yet the musician is unknown
but the song goes in unison of my own.
As if calling me in the evening towards his orchestra of one.
its not normal to feel this strongly for an invisible sound
that has abused my judgment for good music.
to the point I am deaf.
if love played live in braille and before me
i would question its very existence for I could not even feel it.
banned from ivy leagues into the streets. no shelter from the icicles forming in my bones.
Dear love I blame you not
yet have closed my practice in tutoring alumnus
how to feel every chord and treble
being loved and giving love is the closest
we get to godliness:
sacrifice, study, selflessness, dedication, time.
And still I check in for the lack of perfection
The Show's has been canceled and I wish for rest
from the chested pain created by inharmonious cellos.