Men I Trust Introit

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,

Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Te decet hymnus, Deus, in Sion,

Et tibi reddetur votum in Jerusalem.

Exaudi orationem meam,

Ad te omnis care veniet.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,

Et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Men I Trust Break For Lovers

Let’s lay down our masks,

And be true

So that our eyes

Be bound in affection

Aware of our lust,

And our shared trust

We can know each other

And hear nature’s words

My dear friend

But let’s not talk this through (I used to)

Cause long words widen gaps between lovers

We ought to be lone, my home’s your own

Until we have each other we’re strangers

I know there’s a reason

We use such curves

Riddles in smiles

Rather than small talk

I know we both want

Things to be done

In a truthful manner

There lies our rest

My dear friend

Let’s not talk this through (I used to)

Cause long words widen gaps between lovers

We ought to be lone, my home’s your own

Until we have each other we’re strangers

Men I Trust Aquarelle

Is your house all made of stone?

‘Heard the view’s quite high but lone

(You’re on your own)

Mailman once again hands empty, and mail free

Who won’t speak to me?

Spotlights pass short thy

Driveway, halfway (halfway)

Who won’t dare to stay?

‘Brought my scarf, won’t catch a cold

Place is windy, I’ve been told

(You’re getting old)

‘Brought my scarf, won’t catch a cold

Place is windy, I’ve been told

(You’re on your own)

Mailman once again hands empty, and mail free (mail free)

Who won’t speak to me?

Spotlights pass short thy

Driveway, halfway (halfway)

Who won’t dare to stay?

Men I Trust You Deserve This

My feelings are true

With ease they allow

The flow of my will

And good sake for you

And good sake for you

This is your past

Before you’re born

For you to see

You deserve it

These things I won’t change

They keep me relaxed

It’s always my way

They keep me relaxed

It’s always my way

Men I Trust Again

A trail looks even

Rising with ease

Gradually stretching

In fair daylight view

As cool winds

Bare my vague thoughts,

A quiet journey

I embrace again,

Oh I embrace again!

Slowed my pace down

(Somatic burden)

I see a wide sphere

A table I thought

Things now look idle

Leaving reserved

Sparsely aware

Of this new lapse

As cool winds

Bare my vague thoughts,

A quiet journey

I embrace again,

Oh I embrace again!

Men I Trust Plain View

You and I we are one

Would you lie with me?

You and I we are one

Would you lie with me?

You speak In ways

I thought were only mine

You show me otherwise

Keeps me aware

Some thoughts I quell

I know them well

They’re only mine to keep

But you see through me

Your friendly presence

Is truly grounding

You calm me

Humbling, but never shaming

Keeps me going on

I’m always on the move

Retreated in my mind

There is my rest

You and I we are one

Would you lie with me?

You and I we are one

Would you lie with me?

Leaning, way too late,

Thinking over my desk

Body forgets to eat

But not to drink

Work and I love strong

Feeling detached

Seated somewhere near

Five inches behind my sight

Your friendly presence

Is truly grounding

You calm me

Humbling, but never shaming

Keeps me going on

I’m always on the move

Retreated in my mind

There is my rest

Men I Trust A Prayer

This night my sole appeal

I have a claim to your zeit

Foresaw this ideal

How would it feel right

Hold my verb for true

Trust we’re both kin

Saw myself through you

Past both flesh and skin

May this imprudent plea

Reach all created spheres

My finite self dares agree

With the cyclic gears

May this imprudent plea

Reach all created spheres

My finite self dares agree

With the cyclic gears

Formed to nature’s will

I ought to venture still

My core systoles

Cause boundless diastoles

My transmuted self

Orbits divine spheres

Shadows creating cells

Suits my nature here

May this imprudent plea

Reach all created spheres

My finite self dares agree

With the cyclic gears

May this imprudent plea

Reach all created spheres

My finite self dares agree

With the cyclic gears

Men I Trust Quiet

Easy and composed

Retired in some place

Containing its mood

From urging its pace

Shoulders and neck

Are much more at rest

When numbers are small

And grasp you, I shall

And then

I breathe

Intone

And I rest…

Alone,

I breathe

Intone

And I rest…

Fingers clap. Snap!

Was it my turn,

Add my tepid talk

To the rowdy flock?

I care only to loose

Myself in reserve

If waves around clash

I leave in mild thoughts

And then

I breathe

Intone

And I rest…

Alone,

I breathe

Intone

And I rest…