A spoken word love song inspired by Andrea Gibson and my lover Scott White

Soil for seeds

When I first kissed you I swallowed the sun.
It burnt inhibitions and left buttons undone
so that the wind could lift the shirt from my skin
and let seeds sew into my veins
growing into daisy chains
so I can tie up my every doubt and cast them out to sea
making my worries walk the plank.

I want to thank you.
The way a staircase thanks your steps
for letting it take you somewhere.
the way my hair reaches out to you
when you've released a spark between us.
I want to play Halloween with you.
I want to stand at your front door and wonder what you'll bring me.
maybe a ring. Maybe a song that you'll sing
for when you bring out the child in me.

Run wild with me through fields we've unfolded with our imaginations.
Like an old map of our creations sleeping on the back seat of our car
you take me far. We travel cross country always hungry for the other shore.
Always hungry for more.
Hungry like soil for seeds or the sky for birds.

I want to love you like spoken word
I want to be heard by a room full of lovers
I want to dance under covers,
I want to fill you with colour and read your goosebumps like braille.
Mapping the trail in the moonlight so I can follow your freckles
like constellations
feeling gravitation towards your celestial body.
Our love is Godly.
And the birthmark on your forehead is my northern star
when I see it I know I'm never far from home.
See, I will gladly walk into the unknown
if it means that I'll learn something new
I'll jump off cliffs so high I'll learn to fly before I hit the ground
and if I don't I'll go back for round two.
Because when life throws me to the winds
I want to fly like a seed and plant myself on your lips.
feeling your fingertips run across my skin like waves falling back into the ocean
I want to live in slow motion so I have twice as long to feel you beside me
And I'll be strong, because I have your light inside me

Because when I first kissed you
I swallowed the sun.

Words by Sparks
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Written on 2011-01-14 at 07:33

Tags Spoken  Love  Sun 

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Elegant and lyrical and celebratory . . . if only love were always like this.

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What a wonderful celebration of love.

I smiled as I rad this and will remembering it throughout the day.

Thanks for this


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