1994 SEATTLE LOVE SONG

seattle

minor chords amongst the dust
i’m the only one who comes to your show
the ground is littered
with empty bottles of cough syrup
i stand among the wreckage
and i watch you destroy yourself
i can’t look away
from the mirror you hold to me

i can’t escape the morphine sea storm in your eyes
envy’s eyes are as green as yours
envy’s eyes are as green as yours
you’ve got me wrapped up in your small pox blanket

you’re a newspaper fire burning in a rusty trash can
a shopping cart in hashbury at night
you’re not as glorious as i’ve made you out to be

i’m a gas fire and you’re the water
i’m a gas fire and you’re the water

i’ll burn like big giant factories
i will give you a sunset
the color of chemicals

minor chords amongst the dust

you left your phone in the car
along with our 1994 seattle love song
our song of retribution in a wasteland
we are just getting lost in different drugs

what happens when glass slippers slide
on black ice

we are the sound
of an i.v.
drip

i swear you smell
like kurt cobain

you taste like
sonic youth

someone popped
every single one
of the balloons
at our birthday party

someone left the car on in the garage

envy’s eyes are as green as yours
i can’t escape your morphine sea storm

COPYRIGHT BRICE MAIURRO 2013

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22 thoughts on “1994 SEATTLE LOVE SONG

  1. Well, as my first poem of the day, I must say Thank You! You’ve put in all the ingredients for a great poem, catching all the atmosphere you wrote about, with line repetitions like a chorus… I almost heard the guitar! And what’s important, the poem has kept your style’s fine tunes:-)
    Pleasently impressed!
    Thank you!

    Rom

  2. Wow. The line “I will giveyou a sunset the color of chemicals.” knocked me off my feet. But your entire poem was very very good. Do you publish any books & where could i buy one?

  3. When I read your, “someone left the car on in the garage,” I heard, “someone left the cake out in the rain.”
    Yeah, I know… twisted.

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