Less Than One

I don’t know if these words work
do I dig a hole and make things worse
sometimes some things are perfect
and then I come here

There’s a lonely place where we all reside
the empty space we spend forever trying to find
it’s somewhere out there
but never right here

Did you leave yourself behind?
What’s on the screen when you press rewind?

It’s hard to say
because it’s hard to do
the pieces of me
are different from you
and we find the same
with a different name
sometimes off in the distance
leads to a lack of persistence
but in this instance
I’ve been piling on
to the bottomless pit
thinking all this time
would eventually cover it
so bring in the concrete truck
you can pave it
and all these words
you can save it
and maybe when today
becomes tomorrow
we can wave to it
if only for a little bit
and that’ll be the end of it

When you cannot speak
but all you do is talk
your ears receive the message
meant for somebody else
which is why
these words may bring a tear
to your eye

and goodbye.

About Paul

I think of my blog as an all-you-can-read buffet. There's something for everyone and complimentary mints at the door as you leave.
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3 Responses to Less Than One

  1. Ely says:

    Ughhhhhhh I am so JEALOUS!!! In a good way! I’ve been trying to tune in to my poet these days but man- nothing near the depths of your poetry. So amazing. Seriously. I couldn’t possibly be a bigger fan.

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