I remember


I remember
How the skies stretched above my head
How light and high it felt
That winter
I remember
How cold it was
How blue the snow was
How loud and red you laughed
I remember
The way clouds of milk would form
In your cup of tea
I remember
The sound of your tears dropping
Staining the tablecloth
I remember
How blue my fingers were
How we all tried to sleep
In the dark
I remember
How alone and happy I felt
That night
How the icy waves would crash
Around us
How blue the music sounded
That night
I remember
How my voice echoed in the empty hallways
How powerful it made me feel
I remember
There was yellow in the air
I raced happiness until it rained
I was a crazy child
I remember
How I whispered to you at night
How it faded into silence
I remember
How colourful it was
How beautiful it is
To fall in love with you



And the rain will wash away the tears from my eyes
Wash away the dreamy nights
Spent listening to blues and chain smoking cigarettes
Leaving in the early morning a cold taste of regret

And the rain will pour down from the grey skies
Make me forget the face of the sun
Numbing the tip of my fingers
Stretched, as if to reach for something heavier than myself
In this existence too light to be felt
Like spiders’ webs, wavering as the wind kisses them

And the rain will soak every inch of my skin
Dipping reality in an ocean of oblivion
Rounding up the edges of my colourless photographs
Taking my form and expanding it

I will keep on walking as long as the rain falls down from the stars
I will call on your names
Listening to the sound waves hit the space around me
My vocal chords, creating an apocalypse of beats
Your name, three syllables, hitting the drops of rain

There is salvation in the uncorrupted emptiness
There is forgiveness in the untouched silence
And as the rain hits me over and over, hard
Give me oblivion
And the rain will wash away the tears from my eyes.