the tapestry café

i can remember when you would
come to the door and i
would not want to leave your side,
or sight,
for a second.
it's not like that anymore,
because i'd rather see you right out the door.

out the door,
desperate boy lights a cigarette
just to see something burning,
virgin eyes gleaming,
fake friends laughing.
it's different when you're somewhere else,
"no, i would never do that."
well, would you ever lie? don't say you won't,
because,
you did.

you did put your hands on my shoulder,
and yell in my ear,
"NO!!!"
no, we can't keep doing this
because it's when i stop that you start.
my body gravitates toward yours
in this huge mass of bodies,
we're all screaming, we're all singing
"PROMISES - KEPT THROUGH ALL - THESE TRYING - TIMES."
yeah, yeah, promise me that you won't go,
because i saw you walk away.

away from you, i'll keep singin' these words to
someone else who deserves to hear them
"TAKE IT DOWN AND RECREATE, SOMETHING NEW."
something new with you.