you'd be back shortly you would never come back, if the choice were given to you, i would be waiting, anxious and missing your presence, the way you warmed a cold room i hated you so deeply then. you would kiss my dry lips every morning as you left for work not once did i return your kiss, smiles as the door closed and i would slide slowly to the floor, my back pressed to a comforting wall, i held myself those times.

every day faded into the next it was not the way things were supposed to be and every time you whispered your love for me in the night i would run my fingers along your arm as if to say it mattered anymore. that was all you needed, you said, and i knew that it was true, all you needed were the lies. you loved them.

When we were liars things were seamless

When we were wired the world was like a secret


                                                                                                                                    All those years ago 


When mornings started at 11

our days seemed to last for weeks 

we never owned an alarm clock 


We thought we knew the world

how to make money

how to make art for random strangers: 

the movement of light


One day 

you asked the obvious 

saying out loud what we both were thinking

it was the beginning of the end 


Turns out 

we knew so little of the world 

                                                                                                                                    and less of each other 








And I'm sure you're right

So low for how high

lyrics from song-  Running for Home

Matthew Good Band

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