poem: through the pale glow of night

she waits in a cool dark hiding
blade sharp, reflecting light
moon slips holy through
translucent skies
blood pumps hot through
open wounds

See these eyes so red
Red like jungle burning bright
Those who feel me near
Pull the blinds and change their minds
It’s been so long

step slow across cobbled streets
silence tremors with a defiant glow
hands grip tight knuckles white
the heat of dawn begins
to trickle down my throat

See these tears so blue
An ageless heart that can never mend
These tears can never dry
A judgement made can never bend

he looks through the limbs
of dying trees as she waits
for songs to guide her home
flames lick up the walls of
tattered dreams
i watch the violence of
love explodes across stone
staining the last vestiges
of a normal life

You’ve been so long
Well it’s been so long
And I’ve been putting out fire with gasoline
Putting out fire with gasoline

footsteps finally sound
firemen train hoses on
burning bridges that
slowly fall into languid
black waters

Excerpts: Songwriters: David Bowie / Giorgio Moroder
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) lyrics © Usi B Music Publishing, Usi A Music Publishing

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