New Year’s Eve Poem

prayer poem

You my love are allowed to forget
About the Christmas
You just spent stressed out
In your parents’ house

You my love are allowed to shed the weight
Of all the years before like bad disco clothes
Save them for a night of dancing
Stoned with your lover

You my love are allowed to let yourself
Drown every night
In bottomless wild and naked
Symbolic dreams

You my love in sleep can unlock
Your youth and your most terrifying magic
And dreaming is for the
Courageous

You my love are allowed to grab my guitar
And sing me idiot love songs if
You lost your ability to speak
Keep it down to two minutes

You my love are allowed to rot
And to die
And to live again more alive
And incandescent than before

You my love are allowed to beat the shit out of your television
Choke its thoughts and corrupt its mind
Kill, kill, kill, kill, the motherfucker before the song of Zombiefied
Pain and panic and malaise

And its narrow right winged vision
And its cheap commercial gang rape
Becomes the white noise of the world
(Turnabout is fair play)

You my love are allowed to forgive
And love your television
You my love are allowed to speak in kisses
To those around you and those up in heaven

You my love are allowed to show your babies how to dance full bodied
Starry-eyed, audacious, supernatural and glorified
You my love are allowed to suck
In every single endeavor

You my love are allowed to be soaked
Like a lovers blanket
In the New York summertime with the wonder
Of your own special gift

You my love are allowed to receive praise
You my love are allowed to have time
You my love are allowed to understand
You my love are allowed to love

Woman disobey
Little man believe
You my love are rebellion

‘New Year’s Eve Prayer Poem’ by Jeff Buckley

mural

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