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 Dec 2017
Moon, blow your light
my way, but don't cut my time

Let me dream just a little longer
while my eyelids shine
in the dark starlight

Let the ceremony end slow
back in my old home,
not in a cold forest near the sea

I want to see again
those three rivers that flow
together and listen to a woman
singing to a child
in her mild mannered way

But in spite of the night
and my wishes
something keeps creeping
past me in my sleep
like numbers of smoke

It was you, dark woman,
walking across the room bare
footed turning on the air conditioner
in the winter, a pair of scissors
in the folds of your robe.
 Aug 2017
You carry your memories
shaped in sadness, and the glad
yellows of suns setting
into seas of blue thought.

The ache of the weight
of your life, the bareness
of fatigue, the soft depression
left by sorrow, a soul embossed
with a notary’s seal, the truth
that can be sworn then lost,
a kiss in front of a stranger.

Sad that you have forgotten
the what, or when, or where
of Neruda’s beauty of a sonnet.

Yet you know the dark
space between the shadow
and the soul, the slowing
of eyelids closing.

You who build hopeful temples
to possibility, mirrors of light
to warm yourself by the flame
of offering, a dance born in sweet
smoke, the incense of conciliation, supplication, the medication of desire.

Rest my friend, wherever you are
and don't forget to remember
when you get older and colder,
it is only the winter of a new world.
 Apr 2017
Josephine Rodriguez
Somewhere far, far away.
Beyond the crowds and city lights.
I smile at the clouds with you on my mind.

I find peace at last,
one with the earth.
I can hear your voice again and it doesn't hurt.
I can thank you for saving my life.
My guide through those big city lights.

They pulled me away,
but you kept me at bay.
I thought of you every morning.
Your texts always got me through the day.
I was too bitter that you left me to thank you for that.
I take everything I said back.
I never would've made it without you.

2 years clean, I mean,
maybe we can meet in my dreams.
And I can tell you what those times really mean to me.

I thank you,
Until I see you again.

Somewhere far, far away.
Beyond the crowds and city lights.
I smile at the clouds with you on my mind.
i wrote this while listening to the other sound from the get down for the 1000th time
 Mar 2017
Josephine Rodriguez
the sun hasn't been out in days
it's like the sky lost you too
maybe i'm not the only one who feels this pain

the sun hasn't been out in days
i'm really starting to miss you
i've been meaning to ask if you, felt this pain too

the sky hasn't been shedding the coldest tears
i hope you wore your coat
i don't think the cold is letting go any time soon
and i see that, neither are you since
you haven't answered any of my calls

maybe the universe doesn't want us together
maybe our paths were only meant to cross for a limited time
but oh god you're always on my mind

the sun hasn't been out in days
i hope she's doing okay
 Feb 2017
Josephine Rodriguez
To the girl who was once mine,
I think about you all the time.
These memories cloud my head,
stuck are these words left unsaid.

To the girl who was once mine,
I hope this can make up for lost time.
I hope you found the girl of your dreamss,
even if it hurts that she wasn't me.
 Feb 2017
Would you walk with me?
Just For a while
That "line" Mr. Cash
Brought into style
Will you keep the ends up
For the ties that bind?
For me,
Will you walk the "the line"?
For you,
I keep my eyes wide open
All the time
But for me,
Would you walk,"The Line"?
Is it easy
For your heart to be true?
Because I walk,"The Line"
Just For you
If you've not listened to Johny Cash sing "Walk The Line". You've never been in love. Period.
 Jan 2017
Josephine Rodriguez
its really late and i don't know where else to go
all of my friends are starting to think its all for show
but why haven't i been able to clear my head
why do i feel so empty in my own bed
my mind is the scariest place I've ever seen,
over the years i had managed to keep it clean,
but your name and that laugh is stuck to me like glue
and everything reminds me of you
and it’s all seeping into my skin
and the more i wipe it off the more i'm reminded that it's there
and i'm so scared to look myself in the mirror and see what I've become
my heart is still beating but i'm so warm
how am i numb
am i living or is this a dream
i can't even tell anymore
everything keeps spinning
i'm scared to close my door because i'm scared i'll lock them in,
they've already nested in my mind,
why am i sick this time.
 Jan 2017
Josephine Rodriguez
please be watching over me
i’m sinking
into nothing
im smaller
my fragments out of reach
nothing to hold onto
im falling
please be waiting for me when its my turn
i wanna see your face
when its all over can i fall into your embrace
sometimes i still feel the warmth on your side of the bed
it hurts with each waking breath
i’ve always wanted to die
to make it all end
but if i make out will you still be my best friend
will you still be waiting for me
will you be watching over me
are you still cheering me on
will i see your face pop up when im gone
or is it true what they say
that theres nothing where you are
that it’s all darkness
are we reborn
where do we go
i want to hold you
just one more day
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