How do you cry? How do you sing To rain tears upon your empty lap? I once loved, As I try, once more To love the stillness of frozen skies For my taking. You try to roam As I see you go To bathe yourself in the stream Leaking of your eyes. I wield a stone To hurl down in my cellar Where faded photographs grow so old, Where memories turn so cold. How do you see? How do you bleed From wires, like veins, to tell a distant connection? I have dreamed Like no other man Who could stand upon his own grave, That he knew not was beneath him. I swear I saw you Among the other women, Within their eyes, Within their sighs. I gave an ocean to them As they gave me land to step upon, To realize it is the cemetery for my bathing.