I crave

I crave new space,
the ability to unpack
my head,
my heart,
my soul,
into a place
no one has
ever lived

I crave a place
without memories

I crave
boxes full of me
piled in the
middle of the room,
my life’s story
pouring out
to meet
someplace original

I crave
my own noise
my own solitude
my own company
my own first times

— glb

a kiss on the cheek

hold me now and please
don’t let me go,
i’ve come a long way
this day and all
i want is sleep

but, your eyes are bright
and inquisitive
so i will stay up,
we can talk for a while

put you hand in mine
feel it tremble with our
fingers entwined

i am not as i once was
i am not as expected,
i am as i fully am,
there’s nothing to
hide from you,
i couldn’t do it
if i tried

i have had days
confusing days
that i barely emerged from

i mean to tell you
about them,
explain them to you
from my perspective

my hope is that
in telling you my tale,
you will know something
more about me

if i am successful
you will know where
i come from,
the fires that made me,
and the demons that
still haunt me

give me a kiss
on my cheek
when you are ready
to begin

— glb

We Were Superheroes

I remember
I don’t understand
I remember it all
I don’t understand any of it

We were floating
Through this world
That didn’t have any
Consequences
We were invincible
We were superheroes

We stole more time
Than we ever deserved,
We spent it faster
Than it could tick away

There was a single
Simple moment
That told me everything
I ever needed to know
About you

You told me
The end was coming,
You didn’t shed a tear,
I was bawling,
I still do

— GB

back

I loved each and every one of you
that were touching my life is some simple way
in a flash you were gone and it
took two whole years to pull some of you back
into the black space I was inhabiting
you didn’t understand, maybe you still don’t
but at least you are back and we have
a place to start, shaky footing at times
but it us better than having solid nothing

— GB