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Ocean

"Ocean" - 4/11/05

ocean is so much
like how you showed me up
starfish unassuming
strong-willed as a tomb

I ambled into your
pale pink atmosphere
where planets are wide-eyes
and smiles little suns

but how could you have known that you were my one
shyness is so sharp - a knife and a gun

paralyzed as prey
in a black-widow net
I cannot let you go
and I will not forget

though it wasn't my shadow
you'd seek for your shade
or my chandelier lighting
love's wit-masquerade

(there was that one moment
when you sat beside me,
arms brushing octopus-like
became twine -

but oh I could see
how she reeled in your bliss
jealousy suddenly
my pirate-nemesis

I fell back through the ranks
not-so-heart-courageous
slipping away defeated
as faith in Vegas)

how could you have known that you were my one
shyness is so sharp - a knife and a gun
and how could you have seen that you were my queen
shyness is a shard splitting sky at the seam

now losing is baffling
and musing is poor
and I'm fragile and bitter
a Solomon's whore

'cause I know that I could've
braved you that much more
if you'd met me mid-breath
on the banks of impure

but how could you have known that you were my one
shyness is so sharp - a knife and a gun
and how could you have seen that you were my dream

drowning is a bard singing silence's scream