Paul Kelly breathes life into
lines I wish I wrote:
“Something woke me up/Must
have been the rain/And for no
good reason here you are/Inside
my head again./I know I won’t go
back to sleep now/I’m in a mood/Must
be the midnight rain…”
Yes, I feel the same.
The end of the conversation got me
started this way. 1am, when
I cradled the phone, upset at what she said
But hey, my new album review will be all right.
(At least I connected with something tonight)
Rise from bed to contemplate these dark
hours awake. Take time in
choosing my next move;
his song in my head (yeah, and her words are in
there too!) Unsure about how real this is…
& in love
like when the
Perfect words to roll me through til sleep
(Again, I didn’t say them).
Cheap words caught for expensive thoughts
this time placed on enamel white background
even the fridge writes better than me
And the music was only right temporarily,
I should have known.
Back in my room, a thief spying
sleep to steal -silence tells me how
best to express what I feel
I am alone.