The Heart Is A Hole

4 Jan

she asked me where I came from, I told her the pacific
she looked at me, sarcastically she said, could you be less specific
not tonight my dear, not tonight let’s not say anything at all
she asked me for a napkin, the silence then was broken
as the makeup ran across her face I was sorry at how I’d spoken
it’s alright my dear, it’s alright I’ll tell you everything I know

I said I got a tiny hole in the world, there aren’t that many tears
and I’m not the only one who lives there you can bet. there’s some sort of a religion,
I choose to call it faith, it’s the evidence of everything I don’t have yet
my heart is a hole in the world, my heart is a hole in the world…

she asked if it was plentiful, I said yeah, but it ain’t too much
I showed her several pictures, and I told her look but please don’t touch,
they’ll fall apart my dear, they’ll fall apart they’re very old and twice as worn
she asked me for directions, looked like she could cry again
she thought she’d seen as lovely a place, she didn’t know where or when
it’s in your heart my dear, it’s in your heart, has been all your life since you were born

she said I’ve got a tiny hole in the world but all I’ve got is tears
I only feel at home when my eyes are wet. I don’t have any religion
I’ve barely got my faith, it’s everything I hope for and then regret,
her heart is a hole in the world, her heart is a hole in the world…

she asked if she would see me there I said yes if she was looking
she said how will I recognize you, I said I wear a bag I carry a book in
I never read she said I never read is there something you could recommend
she asked if she could live there, I said that’s not up to me she asked why I’m so cold
when she shows her insecurity, I try not to need my dear, I try not to need,
is that something you can comprehend

you see the heart is a hole in the world filled with laughter filled with tears
and it’s deeper than any other hole can get, there are hundreds of religions
they all depend on faith, if there’s one that doesn’t I haven’t found it yet,
the heart is a hole in the world, the heart is a hole in the world…

© 2010 brent david fraser, all rights reserved

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