Sunday, August 22, 2010

Venus de Milo

I'm never going to be in the band
I don't like wearing plaid
and I don't smoke anymore-
but you can stand there in the corner
blowing smoke rings
and listen to my guitar
making little rings in beer glasses
all over the porch of
this cabin surrounded
by trees.
I'm no Dylan
but at least I'm not Dylan

I've always been here
trying off and on to get your attention
then looking away the
moment
you turn your head.
You're the one for me
I think

the one that I admire
the one that I can see myself
without
like that statue
missing it's arms.

I'd climb a mountain for you
and not tell you about it;
but leave a little note at
the top under
a rock
telling you
about the climb.

I will always be here
I think

sitting in the corner,
looking away
when you turn,
making little rings
in your drink-
not totally
unlike
Dylan.

5 comments:

Yusra said...

Very impressive.

Lovely Little Lovelies said...

I want to know a love like that.

Benjamin said...

me too

Tracie O'braks said...

the one that I can see myself
without
like that statue
missing it's arms

Now this is love! Excellent all the way through!

Anonymous said...

the lazarus heart?