chase the scarecrow to pin his wings

I felt winter drop across your eyes

when we turn the pages and try to forget

is it everything I try to feel at once?

I start to stare across faces lost against the window

shake their hands over and over to remember it all

never try to realize we pretend too far

never try to realize it is all a disguise

I am shopping through yesterday trying to remember my name

stand like a ghost for days

burning time like angels

look across a million reflections but I can only see you

playing chessmen to win it all

but I lose my game for you

I lose my game for you

what words can I say

every hallow reaction numbed by time

impossible dreams I can’t realize

lose my doubts  from this crime scene

paint a million faces to color their days away

submerge all the thoughts holding me from falling

every discovery in the dark

turn to control this vice

fading against time every color I can’t feel

sickness slipping through my skin

every creation lost in my mind

build a million sandcastles to withstand my days

unlock a million puzzles to lose illusion one more time

turn against my true instinct

an Alter for every sin

a fortune controlled by filters in a cage

redesign the loss to win it all

reevaluate every impact gone wrong

hear a million voices through this room

every amplification to escape

overcompensate this hidden values

I saw you laughing in the dark

every substance I can’t feel

try to categorize every emotion and paint it through the wall

lock away every insecurity

a million keys spinning through your head

to break the lock against my heart

they are lost in the field to hunt their eyes

we look inside for doubts

witness every reaction to distinguish each crime

chase the scarecrow to pin his wings

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Men Push Their Days Away In Factory Wards

chasing cars like motorcade

reach through your mind

don’t forget the steps we choose to get this far

men push away their days

in factory wards

empty out my imagination

but are we doing fine?

cars crash behind longevity

pictures burned between my fingers

stamp out every frame

run through the horses

capture my faith

shake this pain apart

Every Sound Lost in the Ground

i look back at your eyes

paint another picture

break down the walls

color their insides

memories pushed like a swing set

when we fell hard into the sand

sun so bright I don’t understand

photographs stripped with imagination

men hunt through your dreams

drop the arrow but don’t forget to fight

hit the target but don’t die in violence

every sound lost in the ground

find the conversation before we went wrong

write your name through the pavement

every color hurts the same

every mirrored edge closing me up from the inside

half an idea hurts like a time bomb

faces shake my disguise

a reflection half-erased

tumble into the ground sift through the stars

confusion shakes me beyond comprehension

drift toward the silent rooms

run towards the forecast

every angle opening tomorrow

fingers stained with turmoil

wounds uneven shaking far from control

a checkmate broken alive

fight for the time

when we face the vessels

capsize a feeling of deterioration

my only time left alive

take the direction

when we take a stance

paralyze this true vision

blindness in ability

a concept detained

scraping the pieces lost from your memory

an aching cutting clean

face regression past instability

thread my sickness like Christmas trees

each light flashes inside your snowstorm

lodged in memory

ingest to face but burn away

determination lost in observation

a checkmate broken alive

blood that doesn’t heal

sweat that doesn’t reflect the damage left in your eyes

memories wish me away

roll down the boulevards

patterns ring with every measure

painting disciples

lost on canvas screens

trace against the rest

march into their wounds

protection cuts me deep

dreams sewn shut

cut off the guard buried from reach

faces we can’t memorize

abilities yet to break into film

every character finds their role

the weight of the arrow

illuminated with every mistake

days absolved

years burned alive

a forecast where we can’t numb time

faces left without an apology

reward system

when I tear myself through the window

did I catch a piece of your sanity?

pacing up and down this maze

I lock down my heart

To wait for the day

when you can clean the darkest frustration

scrubbing the bruises from my veins

like a batting cage they take their turn

I can see colors burning through the distance

breath in and out

they inhale every secret left inside my mind

a million words are exhaled

but I can’t translate a blind man’s burden

run through this glass covered maze

skin broken to bone

men watch in uniform

they shake the locks with cruelty

shut my eyes with polaroids under every scar

flash every emotion away

their hands shake at they keys

will they unlock the doors?

witness men like magicians

look through the crowd

all the people lost on television screens

walk through this shadow

break through the cars

like the figures in the whispering room

counting the time away

when we walk through the streets

cut through this memory

time so translucent

break these paths cutting me away

kick through the wheels

behind microscopic eyes

detection at a point where it all matters

press my hands against your burning heart

all the time slipping away

crumble to madness

deception schemes can’t be found

when we lose imagination

I can’t find you here

all the worn out pieces

when you shoot through window panes

buildings hang so high

run through relapsing voices

images across my mind

don’t erase the polaroids

catch the traffic blur

men march past

flags caught against the distance

a place called home

determination never broken down

witness men like magicians

swim up & down the shores

can’t tell fact from illusion

forget my name in this town