Blustery

Rain on the window pane
Whispers secrets like a friend
How it saturated the stains
Until all the colors blend
Rhythms patter me to sleep
Like a flightless little bird
Snuggled safe beneath the leaves
In the foliage of dreams

For Rising

Look to the clouds
Leave the ground
Take your place above the earth

Nothing here can hold you down
You were made to take the wing

Enlist the breeze
Find release
Take your place above the earth

See your purpose from the air
Put your faith in better things

Just as the birds defy the dirt
And are not afraid to fall
You must climb beyond this hurt
You must move beyond these walls

Nothing here can hold you down
You were made to take the wing
See your purpose from the air
Place your faith in better things

Maiden’s Lullaby

Tap-dance on the window pane
Tiny silver rivers on the
Glass beneath the willow tree
Lady will you lie with me
Listen to the summer rain
I will tuck you into dreams and
Kiss you as you float away
Close your eyes and wait for me
Slip into a velvet cloak
Wire walk the lines between the
Galaxies and far beyond
Let my fingers guide you home
Gentle on your painted cheek
Angel breath in silent whispers
Warm within our blanket womb
Fast asleep in quiet rooms
Stir but only if you wish
Fear for nothing cradled here in
Arms I kept to pull you to
A heart that beats with love for you
Come to me with cloudy eyes
Wake and drink the first of light to
Draw you from the further realm
Take your body once again
Come to life within your skin
Tell me of your revelries and
Dream anew another day
And I will meet you there

Star Namers

Warm in the summer
Like skies we were under
At night on the trunk of my car

Uncharted spaces
And strange constellations
Dance to a worn out guitar

Down to the clearing
Where ghosts circle softly
Tell us your stories
In wind-twisted rhyme

Wrapped up in covers
Like strange little monsters
I will steal your heart
If you will steal mine

Fragrance of rain
From the clouds rolling in
Hair down and hearts on our sleeves

we’ve been the storm
Since the day we were born
We come and we go with the breeze

Capture the moonlight
In love-thirsty silence
Hold it for ransom
In passionate stares

Pick out a star
And we’ll say that it’s ours
Then vanish at dawn
Like a vapor of air

Breath On The Glass

Such an afternoon to be a fool
So in love with nothing else to do
I’ve got time if only I’ve got you
We can take the train to somewhere new
I will smile and you will turn away
Breathe across the tinted window pane
Paint a heart on passing scenery
Fingers joined together underneath
Tell the man in uniform to wait
We don’t want to exit from the train
Everything we need is in our hands
Never need to pack another bag
Catch a flight out west when we return
At 30,000 feet I’ll keep you warm
Find a city vendor for a charm
Tip my hat and take you on my arm
We can find a window we can breathe on
Write our names in frosted yellow neon
Disappear and no one else will ask
We will leave our feelings on the glass

When Away

Taken for the thought of being far
Still asleep beneath the stars
Earth is not so very large
Not as big as, say, my heart

Spoken in the darkness for a thought
How my love for you is not
Regulated by the mile
But is free within my heart

They could fire you away into orbit
They could send you out beyond the galaxy
That could never ever change for a moment
That my love for you is bigger than these

When away
I will keep you here with me
In a way
You can never truly leave
When I say
That my love for you is strong
What I mean
Is that it’s everywhere you go

And I know that you can’t hear the things I say
Or see the lines I’m writing on this page
I know that you may wonder if I’ve changed
But I will always love you when away

Looking Up

Make faces at the lemons
Life provides for flavoring
Don’t cry for broken wishes
Life is full of better things
You and I were made for dancing
Let the rhythm lead you on
I know it isn’t easy
But it’s worth another song

Don’t stop looking up
Pinky promise you will smile tonight
Lady you’ve cried enough
Everything will be alright
We have so much more to do
So much to be thankful for
So I’m going to smile for you
Knowing that I love you more

Stop swinging punches darling
No one is attacking you
Everyone loves you so much
Don’t say you don’t know it’s true
Patience is more than virtue
Peace is just a choice you make
Choose the best that you can do
Do the best for heaven’s sake