Hourglass Syndrome

hourglass syndrome
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make the distance eclipse us for a moment
and pitch me all your hundreds
and hundreds of duly cast down denials
let the sky weep for all the unsaid reasons
let fall the silent wishful
and catch them right before they expire
take no refuge, recall the forced confessions
and stall the rushing seconds
to dredge the memories left behind
make the distance collapse into oblivion
relapse, my ephemeron
we'll last until we open our eyes

thanks to the eloquence of time
you start with each step taken blind
we sleep while walking and then
suddenly we're there

pay the piper to lead the dancing numbers
to watch them falling over
the face of Ever-after's design
play the jester and smile the smile of paupers
entirely out of wonder
fake's fake until proven otherwise
wake asunder from tired dreams playing over
and over in surrender
this somnolence is our only prize
make the distace collapse into oblivion
relapse, my ephemeron
we'll last til we both open our eyes

thanks to the eloquence of time
you start with each step taken blind
we sleep while walking and then
suddenly we're there
with the consequence of time
you watch the sands parade in line
we sleep while staring and then 
suddenly it turns

i saw the hour hand move and i knew i'de better do too
i saw how our hands threw
the cogs and screws
and still the clock turns

over and over and over 
we drape the miles with lines of whispers
the clock stares and we surrender
it turns and turns and turns
but until then

we are parodies of chance
with miles of clockwork between
my fingers and your hand

the sands parade in line
with each step taken blind
we sleep while waiting and then

suddenly it ends




Comments:
 
ChristieM   ChristieM wrote
on 9/10/2009 2:32:46 PM
This is amazing writing. I love the last four lines. Just beautifully expressed.

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