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abe chang: Music

flame and wax

(from "lo-fi is chic."--2005)
FLAME AND WAX

You lit candles with a certainty,
flame and wax caressed the darkness
Intimate light careened,
past the windows in shades of silence

You placed these sentinels along your bookcase,
and hide behind their light
Your desperate fading dreams,
kill the sun with the night

I saw your tears, through the veil of my own
Behind the spectacle of emotion
I saw your fears beneath the weight of my own
Behind the promises of devotion

A last good bye in misery,
we’re torn asunder in painful slowness
Heavy words, like poetry,
tearing through our weak defenses

We scream like animals to the full moon,
and hide behind our cries
I’ve given up casting shadows,
I can’t live this empty life

I saw your tears, through the veil of my own
Behind the spectacle of emotion
I saw your fears beneath the weight of my own
Behind the promises of devotion

I could live without your love
But I don’t think I could breathe
I could try, but it’s not enough
Without your light, I couldn’t see

I saw your tears, through the veil of my own
Behind the spectacle of emotion
I saw your fears beneath the weight of my own
Behind the promises of devotion

[*"lo-fi is chic." available at AMAZON.COM]