With boats strapped to our feet
Skate around the bend
Where the road doesn't end,
Where two other crosspaths meet.
When I kiss your eyelids
They taste like the brown they hide
And when I kiss your cheeks they taste
Of all the clumsy and thoughtless haste
Of the words that you let slide.
It doesn't bother me much
That you might have lost your touch
And lost your mind as well.
It's because I'm under your spell.
But I'm also in your clutch.
I licked blue raspberry Popsicle
Until it wasn't cold.
Made you look like an idiot.
Made retro not look old.
The broken things we call our past
They're just calendars on the floor.
The new one's on the door.
And if we mess up that one too,
We can always reach for more.