A Tattoo of Stars

A Tattoo of Stars

 

My shadow from the door

Of the bar room night

Cold as the pavement

In neon light

Silhouettes of a smoke man

Blows clouds through the dark

 

And I’m thinking

Of someone else’s wishing

 

Turns the night to a tattoo of stars

Winking in the softness

Of shadowling palms

Swaying to an old song

With the memories of a juke box

I turn my collar to the cold

 

Friday night is lingering

Another place is calling

Vodka and karaoke singers

In the heat of Mediterranean summers

All left and gone

The streets sing on their own

 

And I’m thinking

Of someone else’s wishing

 

Echoed back my footsteps

And the dogs are barking

Wandering down windy alleys

The sea a glinting full moon on the rise

Drops its silver for the haunting

Of a night of tattooed starts

 

And I’m thinking

Of someone else’s eyes

 

Hands delve deep to the warming pockets

But the brace of breathing air

Helps to steady the smile

She’s somewhere in the wind there

I can almost feel her cheek

Pressed against the straying breeze

 

Friday night is lingering latent in its heat

I never new how being alone

Could taste so sweet

And somewhere she is sleeping

With her arms around me

And she’s dreaming

 

She’s dreaming

Of someone else’s wishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Published Date
5/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
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