Treasure Island

Russell Nero

(May 25th,1995)

Ashley, Baby

...and it cuts like a dagger so sharp
to hear your ear piercing scream through the fog
and into the house
where I lay on the couch
whispering to no one but air
I am not worth as much as you think
I am not worth much of anything
I am not worth the love you have for me
I am not worth the attraction you see
Honestly, I am not the man you seek
for all you see is the illusion of the meek
What would you say
what would you truly say
if I said I lied to you along the way
that to your fright, at first sight
I was determined to throw you away
my cruelest intentions described like a vague prescription
Can you forgive me
I doubt it so
Can you forgive me
I don't know
Ashley, baby, can we start over
let this blow over like a tumbleweed
and start over again
I admit I made my mistake
so let me introduce myself again
'Hello my name is Jake'
but I feel so fake
The words I planned to say
were erased in the fire of my burning desire
to cast you away
come back to say it's ok
and laugh right in your face
as you saw in my eyes that I'm just a disgrace
but I was wrong ungratefully
but I was wrong, satisfactorily?
Never can it be, for Ashley, baby
She thought the world of me
She gave her trust all to me
while I shared no trust in her
while I thought of her as a pebble in my hand
weighted by sand
and it cuts like a dagger so sharp
to hear her ear piercing scream through the dark
cut into the fog and enter the house
where I lay, face down on the couch
like an ostrich in fright
for I can't take the sight of the tears rolling down her eyes
her starry eyes...her pools of a fountain bathing in twinkling sunlight
Ashley, baby...

Submitted: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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