I am homesick for the body I once used to be able to live in.
Homesick to the mind I didn’t have a problem getting lost in or sharing out loud.
Homesick has such a bitter feeling to it, an acidic sour burning feeling in my throat
So much of me doesn’t feel like me
we talk every day
screen in hand we share the world
every detail in black and white
your voice sounds so much sweeter
when your lips are in front of me
and not the camera
i said i would stay
my promises slipped away, got lost
trickled through the cracks and left
maybe one day further along
ill get a little better at keeping
all these promises
The old yellow dog struggles to the window
His posture still majestic;
Does he dream of adventures long ago –
Of the rivers and the golden field?
The moonbeam suffers on the curtain;
Does this one cry in his heart for the joyous time
Before the city and the fences and the paved roads?
My tears betray me
I. '88 dakota
mondays still suck. granted i don't get up at the crack of dawn no more but around noon i always feel the need to leave the rest of the day behind me and take the big red monster out and go to the beach and contemplate my life for hours, so i'll reach into my tattered 35 year old prada bag for a lanyard that says "nirvana" on it (like the band, not the stage of buddhism), but then i remember that gas guzzler and i got 337 miles between us, no more, no less.
on wednesdays i feel like i've shifted into an alternate universe where there are things other than evergreen trees and dirt roads, where the view when i look out the window is an interstate and dagger-like icicles that are as tall as me. maybe it started when they took down the texaco star in freeland and maybe it started the day i left, but i'm not sure if i can remember what home feels like anymore.
i still miss you on thursdays, sometimes saturdays. i know, i thought i woulda found someone better by now too till i realized that i'd been giving myself false hope this entire time. no one will ever be you. no one's teeth will curve the same way. no one will ever love the home teams as much as you. no one will ever smile as hard when i give them my last kit-kat in a strip mall parking lot at sunset. they drink to dak prescott and spit wintergreen griz more than you ever did. i thought i would find someone better until i walked into the coldest part of heaven with some crinkled twenty dollar bills and a carharrt jacket.
My country's split apart.
And here I am, somewhere else
Relaxing from the start.
My country's president is crazy.
She's selfish, rude and lazy
But here I am, worthless and powerless
Can't do anything for my country.
I'd like to go back there
And do something. Anything!
But I'm still young. Like a broken string.
Who can't do anything but sit and draw.
And read and write.
I really do want to go back home. I do.
It's 12:35 and I'm missing you
In a way, I am missing you all the time
But it's worse here because the sky is bleached
And the heavens has no stars that shine.
This thought scares me
For there's nothing that makes me feel nearer to you,
I hope you're up still
looking at the empty sky just like I do