I wish our lives had a soundtrack,
a song for those important moments.
I know what I would pick
for a lingering stare
or a heart attack.
That girl there,
she needs noise above her head.
It would be good if you understood
the euphoria, the dread
when I look upon your face
in a place
where there are only instrumentals.
We would all see
what happens on the inside.
Don’t get scared of me
if you see something stick, or grind
in the machinations of my mind.
And don’t trust someone
just because they seem well oiled.
If they appear level be careful
of what they’ve got coiled up
waiting to unbalance them.
Most of all
love who you love.
Make choices automatic,
instinctual not manual,
and think about who you think about
when you listen to music.