Three for the Sea
Having the largest heart, you who is always blue
Deep deep below the surface
Your song the saddest color of perfect
A melancholy haunting
Echoing through the expanses between my bones
and the little hanging boats
You who have the largest heart
Big big and blue
The words don't pierce me when I think of you
Having the thinnest shell, you who is always hiding
Dark dark so they cannot see you
Your skin the lightest color of brief
You are easy to miss
Sleeping among the chaos that spans
the spaces where the big teeth fly
You who have the thinnest shell
Grey flesh and pale
The quiet does not take me when I think of you
Having the widest eyes, you who is always watching
Still still like you are late medusa
Your place is the lowest color of peaceful
They look for you some mornings
Moving over you slowly
with long thin arms reaching down like poison tongues
You who have the widest eyes
Blink slow and smooth
The time can't cage me when I think of you
Arms and legs,
Towels and trash bags.
Pit pit, ping ping, ta ta ta
Sleepless silence, save the rain on the roof
and the sounds we make.
Share with me your plans,
Share with me your dreams.
Lock them away from one another;
Dreams too big to swallow whole.
Dreams that crash down on us like cartoon pianos.
Dreams that make liars of honest men.
These are the things;
Hold them in your fists.
Sew them into the lining
of your warmest coat.
Always looking up as you walk.
Making sure you are under