Keep Your Silver


I don’t want to fix you,

I want to find a few of the pieces,

slide them till they shine enough for you to want them

and watch the world sit at your fingertips.


I will lie here too long,

think too much like always

because I love the sound of your smile

and I want to know what sparks it.


I want to miss you

just so I know I can feel more than smoke

I want to hold you

when you think the splatters on your sleeve are worth more than your soul

I want to tell you

keep your silver closer to your tongue.


It is locked too deep in a barricade,

it is shelved with the things you want to forget but can’t

or the things you only want to remember on lonely nights,

bring it up

so I can see it when you laugh

so you take what you deserve

so it slides from your lips like a symphony

I am good.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 6/2/17

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"I want to miss you

Just so I know I can feel more than smoke"
That line....WOW!

"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr