fireworks

i keep thinking about the fireworks
and how i could just spin
and for every angle there was a light filling the sky
but it was hard to watch
because i didn’t want to take my eyes off of you
the sight of you smiling
like they were your own
and one day you’ll join them
those lights in the sky
and i won’t stop spinning,
i can’t help but think
if i only got that moment
then that would be okay

bat

theres a bat
hanging on a limb
somewhere in the darkness
i can hear it beating its wings
and nothing else
all of a sudden
minutes have passed
the cigarettes just ash
so i go back inside
climb under the duvet
and wrap it tightly around me
the linen wings keep me safe

no promises

at a young age i stopped believing in love
i think it was the first time i saw the princess bride
because i didn’t think love could be like that
i saw phallic ambitions in the mirror
for twenty five long years
until, hi, i’m terrible at this
there weren’t any sequins
there weren’t any swords
just the undeniable feeling of being in love
that i don’t know if i can sustain
but you take my hand and say no promises
and i believe in a certain kind of future

the end of the world

there’s a small spot at the end of the world
where the only thing you can see is the translucence of the world
and i will sit there alone with my love
there’s a small spot at the end of the world
and all you can really see is the empty promises of infinity
and i will sit there alone with my love
and i will not shout into the void
there will be no going quietly into the night
there will be no more time for whispers
only the certainty that we will casually turn to each other
and grasp hands and say in the most casual tone
there’s a small spot at the end of the world
and i am glad you were here