intruder

You’re in my head, you’re on my mind
in silver linings intertwined
in all the thoughts that come across
you cover them like drapes of moss

and all the ones that once were grey
you light them up and make them stray
like leaves that whirl without an end
in their attempt to never land.

you’re in my way, you block my sight
you fill my head with things I might
and things I will if I’d let you in
a little deeper than my skin

you’d bring your pen to cross my lines
and leave no trace of what confines
you’d blur the edges of my frame
to you the ins and out’s the same

you’d pull out drawers with my thoughts
the coulds and shoulds and woulds and oughts
you’d mess them up and throw them out
beyond the shadows of my doubt.

Belangrijk

“Het is belangrijk voor mij” zei ze. Ze zwaait met haar sigaret als een toverstok. Met harde woorden vertelt ze over zachte zaken terwijl rook langzaam mee drijft met haar adem.  In haar glas zit kruidenthee in haar buik een kind, ze vindt het belangrijk dat de nieuwe buggy in de auto past. Dat is belangrijk voor haar.

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to clear the lines

Have to set the signs

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to build my fort

Fight for what I’m worth

Before it starts to rain

 

Before it starts to rain

I have to get my clothes inside

Set up a place to hide

Before it starts to rain.

 

Before it starts to rain

I need to sit outside a bit

And think about the fire I lit

Before it starts to rain

Another way

Today – I will begin again

I’ll see another way that I never thought I would find

and a turn I never thought I would take

I will say the words I never have said

I’ll notice all the little things that used to make me smile

and when I fall asleep I’ll dream of all the things I’ll find

Today – I will begin again

solstice

as the summer echoes fade and twilight wins terrain
before I realize, the darkness gradually
leads us towards the center of our trail
in the darkest of the night, the brightest stars revealed

lights like mirrors of the sky, illuminate the way
how distant can it be, the image that we see
as we surpass the highest peak
the slope that leads us home is where we test our will

Let me just remain on right here on the edge,
where I can see – the horizon in full
clear and bright –
staring at the world – all within my reach
in this moment of peace
before the time takes over

as the still of white makes way, for fields that overflow
the summer lies ahead – before I even know
the longest day will shed it’s light to waste
though swiftly passes by – will leave us with it’s lasting blissful taste