land of rest

Land of Rest is a blog of Peter Jenks. Poems, quotes and photos are by Peter Jenks (unless otherwise noted or I miss noting an older post's photo) and are copyrighted, you are free to use these if you acknowledge their source.

Monday, February 25, 2013

every time

every time
  you  gave me a song,
i tried to use it as a bowl
      or a house.
every time
   you asked me to dance,
i tried to take a bath in it.
and then i was mad
   because the bowl
    could not hold
 the water of my tears
nor the house
   keep the water of my sorrows out,
nor the bath
   make me any cleaner.
now you want to kiss me.
   and i want to see the moistness of your lips.
and you take me sailing.

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