Τετάρτη, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2011

your mind is the only thing you truly own.


How foolish of me to believe it would be that easy.
I had confused the appearances of trees and automobiles,
and people with reality itself, and believed that
a photograph of these appearances to be a photograph
of it. It was a meloncholy truth that I will
never be able to photograph it and can only fail.
I am a reflection photographing other reflections
within a reflection. To photograph reality
is to photograph nothing.
-Duane Michals

Τρίτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2011

may the bridges i burn light the way
























While you be acting macho
I try and switch it up
I see the games you play
And the traps you lay
Not fit to fall in
But I let you play them anyway

Κυριακή, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2011

the only thing that keeps you balanced






Your talent outshines all that I could ever do or say
and me and my jealousy, I stole your songs and passed them off as my own
As much as I would like for it not to show
you can smell the stink on my breath and in my clothes, it's so obvious
oh if I could only be half the things you write about in your songs
if I could only mean half as much to anyone
and in my arrogance I write pages of anger hate and spite
all of the reasons I have to trust... absolutely no one
today I heard you on my stereo and it shamed me,
yes it shamed me to think that I could be so unoriginal
oh if I could only be half the genius that you are
without your words, I would be lost.

saxophones started blowing me down











I looked like someone I used to know
I felt alright
And if I ever was myself
I wasn't that night

always saying the wrong thing


















Please tell me I'm not the only one,
that thinks we're taking ourselves too seriously,
Just a little too enamored with inflated self-purpose.
Talk is cheap.
And it doesn't mean much.