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keith Durante

Half Finished No More

hands feverish aching to form
chords that resound
the rythym in my loins
born in the words I sing

half finished songs
conceived in mad frenzy
imploring me to complete or
abort this rush of thought

but the feelings remain
like cold puddles in the rain
splashing and rippling my insides
until the storm subsides

the bridge that ties
all the feelings that bind
repeating chorus and rising cresendo
to each alone the lyric is blind

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One Less To Give

So often exasperated, I draw another breath,
slow it down, go easy, I'm racing to my death
more work, more worry, no time left to live,
does each anxious gasp mean one less to give,

mad dash of frezy, running out of time,
more work, more flow, forced to dropp or climb
take a rest, need a rest, hear the grass grow
grind it out, burn it out, hear my mind blow,

so dead on your feet, your eyes can't sleep,
the work whistle blows, too afraid to weep,
you promise yourself time off with a friend,
the whistle still screams, there is no end,

awakened at night, dreaming of work,
absent of self, just another kneejerk,
what's it all for, is it just for more,
another gasp, your blood spills to the floor,

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