Lights Off


My soul yearns for more than I could lure

and infinitely more than you would offer

but my ironclad words were lawful

I'm proud of your smile assured


lights off

stays on


I welcome the glow 

even from houses on the furthest shore

even when fleeting waters the eye

and weeping tides sag low 


because the bottom of mine

doesn't reflect the top of yours 






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lyrycsyntyme's picture


The second verse gave a feeling of dragging a part of my soul out with the tide, while my body stayed behind. That tearing longing. Very powerful through and through.

Starward's picture

I like the cryptic tone of

I like the cryptic tone of this poem.  And is that last line an allusion to Wallace Stevens' poem, "The Man On The Dump" ?

Enjoy effulgent days, and exquisite nights,

unto the exultations of Heaven.


Stephen's picture

Interesting write.