It Happened

It has to have happened
One time
Someone believed
The story I was telling
Someone picked me up
Looked into my eyes
And saw that
I was still there

It has to have happened
One time
Someone saw past
The gibberish
I was speaking
To an empty chair
And put their arms
Around me
So I wouldn’t have to
Go through it alone

It has to have happened
One time
I sat and stared
Out the window
Trying to convince myself
That I had
A place in this world
And someone
Encouraged me
To take inventory
Of my life
To look at everything
That is inside
To be proud
Of who I am

It has to have happened
One time
You took a chance
On loving me
Wholly
Giving me
A place to rest
Something to count on
The ability
To be free

It has happened
Over and over again
I fall asleep
And wake up
Knowing that
You are with me
Holding my hand
A kiss on my cheek
Smiling with me
Feeling more love
Than ever before

— GLB

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grinding on

grinding on
roll the window down
the dusty rocky road
heads down to nowhere
no sacrifice is enough
present future past
the blurry non-event
pulls coat tails

tries to stabilize

grinding on
the window slides up
blocks out the world
pull up
pull in
ignore
past future present
the event
happens

in solitude

grinding on
the vacant sky
wiped clean
by the metropolis
a cacophony of light
sacrificing sight
taste the exotic dark
free sliding
through the cracked window
waiting for derision
to fade

 

— GLB

Soar

Soar through me
Behind me
Beneath me
Be me
So I can steal
You away
Take you to
A place where the
Wind is constant
We’ll be free
To ride the waves
With each other,
Rising and diving
Will be our religion
We will worship
In each other’s eyes
Burn for the kiss
Suffer nothing
Be everything
To each other
For each other
With each other

— GLB

who do I blame for you?

who do I blame for you?

for the words that were
SCREAMED at me
when I was ten minutes
late

for that guy you slept
with when we were
on a break

for making love in the
shower every single
morning

for cracking me to pieces
when you had to move away
and binding them together
when you somehow got
to stay

for loving me when no one
else had the courage to
pull me out of the gutter

for breaking that promise
and every other one you made

for letting me find out your
little secrets on my own

for crumbling every time
I kissed that spot on your
neck

for holding my life in
your hands and ignoring
everything that could
make it perfect

who do I blame you for?

me

— GB

control

everything that I can’t control is me
everything that I can control is me
everything that I can’t control is where I start
everything that I can control is how I get there
everything that is there is me
everything that is me contains
everything that I can’t control and
everything that I can control
everything starts over again

— GB