Some Poetry

I don’t know the perfume of your skin
But I bet it’s some poetry

I don’t know the flavor of your lips
But I’m sure it’s sweet and savory

I don’t know the beauty of your walk
But I’m thinking rather divinely

I don’t know the shape of your love
But I’m guessing it’s extraordinary

I do know, however, the rarity of your face
And, my darling, it’s some kind of poetry

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?

Doubling Time

So maybe I won’t be your
good morning or good night
Maybe I won’t be able to
bake you that birthday cake from scratch
or massage your favorite oil
into your hair or even paint your toenails
your favorite shade of sea green.

And maybe we won’t be able to cry together
or hold each other’s hands delicately, tenderly, tightly
when it really matters—when it really counts
Because maybe love doesn’t conquer everything
and that’s the real lesson, the real truth
hidden beneath our utopian relationship
But you know what?
I still believe our love has no half-life.

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.

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