untitled 1111

there can never come a time
when you are too much for me
there will never be a day
that will mean more to me
than the time i have spent with you
there has never been a place
as soft, and gentle and precious
as the one i have for you
in my heart
there is nothing as sweet and delicious
as the taste of you on my lips
there is no other place i’d rather be
than caught locked in your stare
with the look of forever
in your eyes
there is nothing more perfect
than holding you in my arms
while the sun dips quietly into the sea

glb /// “untitled 1111”
originally published 08/08/2016

a kiss

if if were real
and i could hold it in your hand
that would be a blessing
for my reality

when you become actual
a little at a time
i can kiss tiny pieces
until you are whole

as time draws circles
around our embrace
slowly tightening it’s grasp,
i rejoice amidst the pressure
squeezing us into one

when when has space
enough to breathe
i inhale deeply
filling my entire being
with you

now is then
when we first were we
fighting through a wave
for something
we might have known
would set us on a path
to somewhere
we still exist

i stay awake all week
dreaming of you
and when we finally meet
those words
that changed our course
forever
a kiss

glb /// “a kiss”
originally published 01/20/2018

constant something

constant something
is what i’m chasing
constant sun glaring off the cracked window
constant birds squeaking at each other
constant click of my fingers on these keys
constant hand on my hand, pulling me into life
constant hum of your breath, my favorite song
constant kisses under starlight, under the covers
constant you and me spending every moment together
constant something i can count on
constant something that makes me free
of
constant wish
constant hope
constant longing
constant grief
constant reality of what is
constantly me

glb /// “constant something”
originally published 03/10/2014

a glint of red

a glint of red moving across my mind,
want to chase it to see what it means,
but i don’t, my curiosity is strapped to
this rock of guilt and restraint, do you
remember what happened last time?

i am stuck in the muck that i exude,
it keeps me here, where i am safe
from things that only i can see or hear

you in your red coat stop by from time
to time, you tell me how busy your life is
without asking about mine, with the assumption
that it is an excuse for why i don’t see you
that often and that my silence is an
endorsement of how small my life is

glb /// “a glint of red”
going-sideways.com original

4/4 time

i sing these old songs
as if you will hear them
as if you will understand
i am singing them for you

how am i supposed to
expect anything else
i have been putting myself
into song since
the beginning of 4/4 time

glb /// “4/4 time”
going-sideways.com original

red mist and ether

but the thing is…

i awoke from a conversation
i was having with myself
with no idea where it started
with no idea where it was going

a harsh tone of feeling
breaks through
a coughing laugh
that came from somewhere
back and to the left

i could not see where
you had come from
i just knew
i should be there
either in your presence
or your absence

knowing you will be back
knowing i will see you soon

a jerking journey
through red mist and ether
moistens my flesh
it will be dry by morning

where i will wake with a start
throat and face bone dry
and my greatest trip
begins again
breaking up a conversation
i was having with myself

glb /// “red mist and ether”
originally published 05/11/2015

those words

when you take the time
when you get to slow down
when you open up
when you go back and read
those words
the turn of phrase
the combinations
that capture the magic
the longing for the stars
the sensation brought by
the sparks when we touch
when those words come alive…

glb /// “those words”
originally published 09/02/2019