slow

cool water on my face
drink it up with my mind
every pore of my skin
i can’t help the way it goes
and comes in waves of recollection

i’ve fallen in and out of tune again
and i will be ever so slow to learn
that’ll be the last time i fake that i’m awake
i will be ever so slow to learn

it’s better than nothing
or it’s more than i dreamed
so i wander the space between
things i wish i never said
and all these faces speaking for me

tell me again
i break
until you bend
and i will be ever so slow to learn
wonder if you’ll wait til i’m free
in spite of me
i will be ever so slow to learn

too much, too soon
like you, i dreamed a path and i know
we’re missing out
the ground is falling under me

i’m turning in
i know what i don’t know
and i will be ever so slow to learn
wonder if you’ll wait til i’m free
in spite of me
i will be ever so slow to learn
to learn
to learn

© 2007 Sally Dworsky / Chris Hickey