Issues

So I have this issue and
there’s no exact medical term for it.

But when I look into your eyes
I’m transported to a place where
it always rains sunshine.

And maybe that doesn’t sound like an issue.

But when I really, really miss you
it feels like some incurable disease
akin to an elephant using my chest as a scale
or a vampire sucking my soul through a straw.

So yeah, I have this issue, I think
where I fall deeper in love
with you every nanosecond.

And maybe you have it, too?

Long-Distance Relationships

I have this puzzle
A map of the world

Which I’ve been putting
Together in private
And amorously slow

Not because I’m unsure of
The location of the pieces
But rather I wanted to rearrange the globe
So our countries aren’t
Disconnected by a sea

It took six seemingly endless months
But it was nothing, really
A few necessary adjustments

Even when it’s make-believe
I always place you next to me

Callings

I grew up down the street
From a seminary
A very spacious place
Sprawling buildings
Acres of green
Fences all around and tennis courts
Something almost like a fairy tale
But that’s not really the point

I’m about to go there now
Not to admire the beauty
But to enlist my soul
To another kind of heavenly devotion

This might sound trite
But if I can’t have you
I’d prefer to stay unloved

How could I ever move on
With anyone who doesn’t
Have your name?
Your face?
Your voice?

I swear, only God could compare.

Deeper Meaning (Song Lyrics)

[Intro]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh (4x)

[Verse 1]
Been in love since before I even saw your face
I didn’t know your name, I didn’t know your ways
But I knew I was for you
I just knew I was for you

So I fell in love when I saw your face
And now I know your name, and now I know your ways
I knew I was for you
I knew I was for you

[Chorus]
A deeper meaning to your heart beating next to me
A deeper meaning to your hands when you’re touching me
A deeper meaning to your lips when they’re pressed on me
A deeper meaning to your love is what I believe

A deeper meaning to your heart beating next to me
A deeper meaning to your arms when you’re holding me
A deeper meaning to your thoughts when they rest on me
A deeper meaning to our love is what I believe

[Outro]
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh (4x)

Empty Throne (Song Lyrics)

[Verse 1]
I was torn in two
When you left that day
Was I forcing you
To always stay?

I had no clue
You would run away
Is there another one
Or another day?

[Chorus]
Your throne is empty
But I still got your crown
Your throne is empty
But I’m waiting around

Your throne is empty
But I’m staying in town
Just in case
You come back around

[Verse 2]
We were split in two
When you left that day
Were you thinking you
Always had to stay?

You must’ve had a clue
You could walk away
You didn’t have to
Run away

[Chorus]
Your throne is empty
But I still got your crown
Your throne is empty
But I’m waiting around

Your throne is empty
But I’m staying in town
Just in case
You come back around

Just in case
You come back around (4x)

[Ad lib]
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Oh, oh, oh!

[Instrumental Outro]

If You Knew My Girl

If you knew my girl
you’d never have to
fake a smile.

If you heard her speak
you’d swear she was singing
a hymn.

If you watched
her dance you’d forget
to blink.

Just reading a poem
about her might make
you swoon.

If you knew my girl
you would fall and
never land.

I still can’t land