BlindnessAll the blindness around myselfTheir eyes are wide openBut they don't see a thingThey live within their own mindsCompletely unaware of the real worldAll around themThe blind accept the blindThe blind love the blindThe blind follow the blindWhat is the price of acceptance?Need I gouge out my own eyes?Is it worth it?After you lose your sightWhat's next?Your hearing?Smell? Taste?Are you left groping in the unreal dark?Can you still feel?
Percussion selfMy percussion selfDeep timpani eyesLips that are sometimes hard woodblocksOther times, a gentle triangleA somewhat over sized concert bass noseA brush of facial hair wind chimesAnd marimba hair rolling down my snare drum backMy percussion selfConga chest driven by a steady handed heartPast my extravagant suspended cymbal armsAre fingers of sticks and malletsSlow rainmaker legsConnected to metronome feetThruckatucka chuck
ThrucktucktucktucktuckaBumtuckatickta r-r-r-r-r-rTuck CRASH!DingalingchingTABOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!! BOOM!!!!Thr-r-r-r(CRASH!)-r-r-r-r(CRASH!)-r-r-r-r(CRASH!)-r-r-r-CRACKPassion runs through these xylophone bones
Brass Bodied loverBrass bodied loverWith a woodwind faceLegato clarinet hairGentle flute eyesAnd bass clarinet browsWith piccolo lashesAnd a saxophone smileBrass bodied loverWith a woodwind faceHeavy, strong tuba breastsWith a rounded toneFrench horn armsWith trombone fingersBaritone hipsAnd confident trumpet legsShes well conducted
Dangling RepriseI gave upI just couldn't waitIt was you, it was meIt was fateYou left me there too long. I wanted to wait, but I lost all will. You were holding me back. You were holding me there. With my feet hanging over air. I grew weak.You didn't put an effortYou didn't even tryYou never saved meI'm saying good byeI grabbed hold of the ledge before me. The rocks hurt my hands, but I climbed down. It was slow, and hard. But I just kept going. As I looked up, soon you were merely a dot. But there was a still a ways to go.Did you care that I left?Did you even notice?Did you watch my climb downInto the abyss?The ground is in sight. Only yards away. I can't even see you anymore. I know it now. You can't tell I'm so far down. By myself. It's cold down here. It's dark down here. But... it's less cold, and less dark when you find your own way down.The ground is only feet awayBut I still grip the rock wallI hear something hit the groundI look downIt's the ropeOnly feet awayAndIFall
Lover's watchNever ask a lover the timeBy his watch, an hour is a second
DanglingA high steep ledgeAnd my body dangles over the edgeI hold myself there with a weak ropeYoure my only hopeYouve left me dangling here for so long. I cant stay here forever. But youre afraid. You might pull me up, and we could both be safe. But maybe youll lose balance and fall. Maybe you wont be able to save me. And Ill bring you down with me.Youre afraid, I understandBut just give me your handYoure the only one that can help meSo pull me to safetyYou know if you can pull me up or not. You know what you want to do. But I dont. Waiting is horrible. If you want to drop me, drop me now. The longer you wait, the harder the ground below me gets.Is your smile only fake?Will you leave me in your wake?You seem withdrawnPlease dont lead me onI want to let go. I want to end the suspense, and give up. But my hands are glued to the rope. I hold on for dear life. The small chance that you might save me wont let me