#1
you hear me out?


i merge onto the highway
pick up speed and roll the windows down
the wind is so loud it makes
dumb dull-edged music muting out
my thoughts even

i am the one who can't hear you now

at a time when
the scene you and i act out is meant
to be fresh and pine-scented
my words cannot seem to complete
the ends of your sentences
and all i hear
and all i feel
is nothing but hot air
at an unbearable pitch

i take an exit on the right
and crisscross the streets that you once knew
the tall-stalked fields you used to run through
i pass by the ghosts of the moments
that passed me by like an heirloom
missing a generation
and i can't help but fish for something in the wind
the sound of your voice as a kid
curious and quietly desperate
and hesitant in how to ask
his father where to begin


i pull up slow along the curb's bend
and leave the car running as i get out
and enter the cemetery gates
i walk on light feet down the aisles
wadng through the sweet sticky air
searching for your father's grave
on nothing except his name
and maybe a bayonet at rest against the stone
or an old crested uniform he would wear
to honor his soldiering days
this is the only thread still woven
still stubbornly hidden in my auburn hair
and i can't find it


but was it ever really here?
or was it buried in all the times
i happened to mention his name
and you instantly broke eye contact
and then mumbled out the last half
of whatever you were trying to say?
it was almost as if
you wanted to say something important
but didn't know how else to fill the void
than with sharply-tuned exhales
your warm breaths fogging up the room

and as i walk back towards our car
i wonder if he's somehow right beneath my feet
just swaying in the grass petals
or weighing down my gas pedal
following me as i drive down streets unknown
if his subtle stench is just a rotting reminder
to myself that i don't have the strength
let alone any idea as to how
i can go any deeper
with you
here, My Dear, here it is
Last edited by SubwayToVenus at Jul 24, 2010,
#2
It's a bad idea to post lyrics or tabs of your own material onto the internet. they're easily stolen ._.
#4
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I appreciate the concern my man. Good looking
here, My Dear, here it is
#5
if you ever want to blow off steam, I'm always rather cold and wouldn't mind a bit.
there are a lot of things I think you could do to cut this down a bit; it's a beautiful piece and says so much about intricate things between parent and child but it takes a while to get there. I really like this, though. Will read the rest of the 'suite'
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#6
What you've seen are either stump sprouts or roots sprouts growing close to the stump. And they're more common than you might think, depending on what time of year the tree was cut and the species of tree. You can even get these on trees that haven't been cut or injured, although on live trees, the sprouts are called suckers: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4… What happens is there are side (axial) buds which begin to develop.

Just because you've cut down a tree, though, doesn't mean the entire tree is dead. The root system is still intact (ask anyone who has ever tryied to pull out a stump). And trees are rarely ever cut down at ground level. There are still dormant buds (in some species) on what's left of the stump, and some trees can produce stems along their roots. This rarely happens with conifers (pine, spruce, hemlock) but is more often seen in the flowering trees. And trees cut in winter or early spring seem (at least to me) to be more apt to produce sprouts. And some like mulberry and tree-of-heaven seem willing to grow them no matter when the tree is cut.

So it does have something to do with season. Also with the age of the tree. Older trees have a more extensive root system, so they're better able to supply new growth with water, and they have a larger diameter, so more area for dormant buds to be present. I've sometimes seen stumps cut the previous winter have 60+ small sprouts (a beech tree) the following summer. But all of these won't survive. At best, you may get a few make it to the next year.

And I've seen stumps cut the previous winter have sprouts to 10-12 feet tall by the end of their first growing season (a tulip poplar).
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#7
^ dear god stfu before someone tries to interpret that as symbolic
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