Bits of conversation fill my head
Tangling with words we haven’t said
Glimpses of a movement you once made
Knowing I could live but dream instead
Wondering if you saw the part I played
Whether I’m the reason that you stayed
Only half believing it could be
Well aware I want what I forbade
Questioning my own reality
Doubting in my mind the things I see
Altering perception fast as light
Do you know for years you’ve haunted me?
Speaking words you never could recite
Giving bliss as if to test my flight
All is but illusion, this I know
Yet more felt than objects in my sight
The world may see my skin but just below
Simmers what I think but never show
Lifetimes lived with you but more than this,
Guessing where in your sweet dreams you go
Do you drown in memory’s abyss?
Is there music in a voice you miss?
When you close your eyes do you relive
Each averted glance, aborted kiss?
Do you harbor what you should forgive?
Search for signs in every narrative?
Or repel all company save one,
Who is not cure but palliative?
While it’s possible these things you’ve done,
All too likely I’m the only one
And upon this thought my vision fled
So I end back where I had begun
Nothing but the present fills your head
Forgetting more than half the things I’ve said
Shadows of a sacrifice you made
Knowing you could dream but live instead.


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    General CommentBits of conversation fill my head
    Tangling with words we haven�t said
    Glimpses of a movement you once made
    Knowing I could live but dream instead

    Wondering if you saw the part I played
    Whether I�m the reason that you stayed
    Only half believing it could be
    Well aware I want what I forbade

    Questioning my own reality
    Doubting in my mind the things I see
    Altering perception fast as light
    Do you know for years you�ve haunted me?

    Speaking words you never could recite
    Giving bliss as if to test my flight
    All is but illusion, this I know
    Yet more felt than objects in my sight

    The world may see my skin but just below
    Simmers what I think but never show

    Lifetimes lived with you but more than this,
    Guessing where in your sweet dreams you go
    Do you drown in memory�s abyss?
    Is there music in a voice you miss?

    When you close your eyes do you relive
    Each averted glance, aborted kiss?
    Do you harbor what you should forgive?
    Search for signs in every narrative?

    Or repel all company save one,
    Who is not cure but palliative?
    While it�s possible these things you�ve done,
    All too likely I�m the only one

    And upon this thought my vision fled
    So I end back where I had begun
    Nothing but the present fills your head
    Forgetting more than half the things I�ve said

    Shadows of a sacrifice you made
    Knowing you could dream but live instead.


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    a lament on how the things imagined are as real as what we perceive
    how we could dream away of lives
    but that such things pull us from the world shared by others
    Matt Holckon July 11, 2009   Link

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