The Lapping Sea

from by Energetic Action

/

lyrics

The Lapping Sea

To say goodbye again beneath the window, resonant:
as with the day, so too the bed: steeped to fullness in your dress.
Into the wind I wave a hand to all that’s blowing by –
I have yesterday on these palms. I have yesterday imprinted on these palms.
There is a life of lingering, prolonged and stuttering between
the lapping sea and two wanting feet, two wanting feet in leaving.
But what can stay on this sinking beach?
Will these each not be made sleek then missing sediments – sentiments?:

Your unswept hair… a tidy bed… my buttoned shirt… your summer dress… moments alone:
our unturned stones…

There is an indelible mascara mark upon my sheet.
You were so beautiful that night so soft beneath me.
And I won’t wash it. I won’t try. Everything that comes will leave, does come to leave.
The seasons change: I’ll go – I’ll come their way. The seasons change.
But there is a life of lingering, prolonged and stuttering between
the lapping sea and two wanting feet, two wanting feet remembering.

There is an indelible mascara mark upon my sheet.
You were so beautiful that night so soft beneath me.
And every hour I have leaned over, so stretching for your cheek,
toward that morning of our hearts opening.

credits

from Becoming, released June 1, 2013
Synnett, Finkelman, Burkosky, Bassett, 2013.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Energetic Action Edmonton, Alberta

contact / help

Contact Energetic Action

Streaming and
Download help