Avery, there’s nothing I can call you now.
The words don’t reach; anchor and I’ll pull you down.
Hook the line, fixated on your broken eyes.
Avery, come and help me calm you down.
Avery, heaven help me calm the tides.
Swinging safely from orders that you won’t comply.
Break the fall, fixated on your sinking heart.
Avery, heaven help me
Out of my bedroom, I saw you.
Hidden under my curtain
you thought you could fool me.
You thought you could hide.
But the city had heard you
before you could cry.
But no one would listen
so we sang goodbye.
from Sour Candy Summer,
released September 13, 2016
Written, performed, mixed, and mastered by Justin Fernandez.