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Barker Dec 2019
It would be too simple and too wrong to say I love someone.
You see it's so much more complicated than that.
After you weave through the layers and layers of walls and barricades that I have put,
You'll see that when I love someone, it isn't just that I love them,
It's that I love how they speak, the way they can manipulate words with their tongue.
That the words that they speak capture the attention of everyone in the room.
It's that I love how their smile seems to sparkle and the way their lip seems to tug more upwards on one side than the other.
That the world seems a bit happier when they smile.
You see when I love, it's more like that feeling when you find a really good book that never seems to end and that you don't want to end.
A book that you can never really put down for that long without feeling lost and empty.
I cannot tell you exactly how or why I love them and I cannot tell you why I love them the way I do.
I just do.
Barker Sep 2019
I think I’m afraid of letting go...
Barker Aug 2019
"I never once felt offended or angry that her mom chose not to accept us. That was never the hardest part for me, the hardest part was watching her go though it all. I never had the time to build her mom into my life, so I never lost her. You could say she lost her mom, but in reality her mom lost her. I stood beside her as she tried to maintain a relationship with her mother. I would never add added stress and I'd do whatever I had to do for her mom to be "civil". Unlike her mom, I want to be her peace, not her problem. I will support her and whatever decisions she makes." She is mine and I am hers.
Barker Aug 2019
Why'd I have to break what I love so much?
It's on your face, and I'm to blame, I need to say,
It's all me,
In my head.
I'm the one who burned us down,
But it's not what I meant.
Sorry that I hurt you,
I don't wanna do, I don't wanna do this to you.
I don't wanna lose, I don't wanna lose this with you.
I need to say, hey,
It's all me, just don't go,
Meet me in the afterglow.
It's so excruciating to see you low.
Just wanna lift you up and not let you go.
This ultraviolet morning light below,
Tells me this love is worth the fight.

We were in the backseat,
Drunk on something stronger than the drinks in the bar,
"I rent a place on Cornelia Street"
I say casually in the car.
We were a fresh page on the desk,
Filling in the blanks as we go.
As if the street lights pointed in an arrowhead,
Leading us home.
And I hope I never lose you, hope it never ends,
I'd never walk Cornelia Street again.
That's the kind of heartbreak time could never mend,
And baby, I get mystified by how this city screams your name
And baby, I'm so terrified of if you ever walk away
I'd never walk Cornelia Street again

I don't wanna look at anything else now that I saw you.
I don't wanna think of anything else now that I thought of you.
I've been sleeping so long in a twenty-year dark night,
And now I see daylight.
I only see daylight
Cornelia Street, Afterglow, Daylight
Barker Aug 2019
You asked me why I never talk to you about me. At that time I didn't say anything, I just shook my head. What I wanted to say was "I'm afraid that if I do I will lose you."
Barker Aug 2019
I want you to tell me about your dreams while we are cuddled up in blankets on our bed.

I want to wake up and say good morning to you with a kiss on the forehead.

I want a "have a good day" as we rush off to work late, because we wanted one more kiss before we departed for the day.

I want to hear all about your crazy or boring day at work over dinner.

I want that goodnight kiss and the sleep well.

I want the waking up in the middle of the night because you stole all the covers.

I want all that and more,

But I don't want it with just anyone,

I want it with you.
Barker Aug 2019
Four words hold such destruction and chaos in them.
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