Principia

The high tides that you breathe
Make a turmoil in my spine
The rise and fall of my day
is dictated by the white part of your eyes

I know it seems like I don’t care
I’m just pretending to sit still
Too afraid to scare you away
or lose a moment,
don’t want to be there again

So far away
I seem so far away
from the mistakes that I’ve made
I have a reference frame
So far away
it’s hard to comprehend
how you dissolve gravity everywhere
what would Isaac say

That’s why I carry all these shells
they remind me of your bony little fingers
If I could carbon date all these things I’ve picked up
You’d now I’ve been here longer than you think

So far away
I seem so far away
from the mistakes that I’ve made
I have a reference frame
So far away
it’s hard to lose my faith
‘cause all the gene machines in this place, you create
what would Dawkins say

Now the city lights are coming out
and I can watch while you swim around

One day you’ll see yourself
in the eyes of someone else
the hands are shaking, the armour coming off
To find your body downstairs
your fingers reaching for the sky
compressions rolling, you might not make it
you might not make it

So far away
I seem so far away
from the mistakes that I’ve made
Now I am here to stay
So far away
my body accelerates
feelings miracles in the air, you create
what would Isaac say