Monday, October 25, 2010

Pink Elephant

Five hundred twenty-one days since I saw you last.
I can't even count the ways that I have made you laugh.
My tucked-in shirt is no surprise. My tuckered face is pure disguise.
The camera's off anyways.

Are you wanting more tonight?

All the passengers arrive. They solved their fighting at the show.
After darkness comes the light, so we're hiding, still, still against the row.
My succession was unjust. My possessions turn to rust.
The cabinet's locked anyways.
Are you wanting more tonight?

Follow. Sneak a look.
Follow. Catch that crook.

Are you wanting more tonight?

- afm

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fire at Crimson Lake

Open casket, burning coals.
All the medals that you won have been sold.
Sure enough we lost the whole.
Our fire was extinguished by the cold.

Open window, broken home.
Are you turning insides out? Are you turning cold yourself?
Sure enough we're left alone.
Take my picture off your shelf.
I am holier without you.

Open meadow, crimson lake.
"Drift away until you see them pearly gates."
Sure enough you will soon wake.
You'll wake up to a fiery grave.
I'll enjoy the world we made without you.
As you dance amongst the flames,
I'll enjoy the world I've made without you.

- afm

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Alex Show - Episode 28

It won't be easy. It won't happen over night, but one day you'll realize that not every man has fire in his heart waiting for your kerosene tears to burn you both down.

- afm