Dear John


I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines

The distance from 'A' to where you'd be
It's only finger-lengths that I see

I touch the place where I'd find your face

My finger in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar

There is no peace that I've found so far

The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises

Ghosts with just voices

Your words in my memory

Are like music to me

I'm miles from where you are,

I lay down on the cold ground
I,
I pray that something picks me up

And sets me down in your warm arms
After I have travelled so far

We'd set the fire to the third bar

We'd share each other like an island

Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off

Your soft skin is weeping

A joy you can't keep in

I'm miles from where you are,

I lay down on the cold ground
And I,
I pray that something picks me up

and sets me down in your warm arms

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
and I,
I pray that something picks me up
and
sets me down in your warm arms

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