Friday, July 18, 2008

Without You

Without you
I'm just trying to get through a day

Without you
I'm just trying to get on the train

Without you
I'm just trying to walk down the street

Without you
I'm just trying to stay out of the heat

Got you stuck in replay
Your lips on mine
Our legs entwined
I'm just caught in your sway

What do I have to do
To get you out of my head
What do I have to do
To keep you out of my bed

Without you
I'm just trying to get home

Without you
I'm just trying to make my way

Without you
I'm just trying to be alone

Without you
I'm just trying to pray

Got you stuck inside me
Digging your nails into my veins
Spilling out on the sidewalk like rain
I'm going fast can't you see

Where will I go
That you can't follow
Where will I go
And not be swallowed

Without you
I'm just trying to breathe

Without you

5 comments:

Queen of the Graces said...

Beautiful, sad, and true to the human condition of falling in love and not always getting what I want.

Gina said...

i think this is one of your best poems ever, Rambler. It sounds like a song.

...some relationships have the capacity to last years beyond the actual end of them...don't they. one of my exes left his mark which not only stained my soul but bled onto every other aspect of my life. Wahhh... every stinkin' day for years, unintentional thoughts and impressions, wondering what would he think about whatever. I think if I had just admitted to myself that I missed him and dealt with it on a cognitive level, maybe wrote a poem or whatever, i would have been able to move on with the other human stains of life. ugh...

but that's a beautiful poem, Rambler. Life oughta be sloppy, Joe.

tourguide said...

For once you live up to your press. No, honestly the last few poems were incredible. Original, non-obvious, and compelling. You've come to a point where your stuff needs a bigger audience. I don't know whether technorati is that (the site is unfortunately badly arranged).

tourguide said...

Now all you need to do is die in some tragic way and you'll be immortalized.

Gina said...

better if you just stayed on and get ripe.