Can I Stay?

Can I stay,
My hands glued to the floor,
Breathing in the dusty rustle
Of steps
Over my head?
/
Can I sleep
When the drums start to roar
And thick voices converge
Under the ceiling
Like black crows, trapped?
/
Can I cry
Without anyone looking at me
Like I’m going to melt
And leave
A stain?
/
Can I walk
Without anyone thinking
It’s to
Or away
From them?
/
Can I ask
Of the air that I breathe
Little questions like these,
And not hope
For an answer?
/
And in the silent
World
Can I help going mad?
Can I help growing old?
Can I help
Dying?

Never Return

Lay me down on a bed of blue ice,

Cover me with a blanket of snow;

I know I will never return

Home,

You can now call me your own

/

Sing to me in the voice of a storm,

Look at me with the bright eyes of stars;

I know I will never return

Home –

My wounds will not turn to scars;

/

Wash my sweat and blood off your face,

The face which is now also mine;

I know I will never return

Home;

But I’ve been gone all my life:

/

It was you I’d been reaching for

It was me whom you chose to keep;

I know I will never return

Home –

The rocks below are too steep