no. 34
no. 37

there's a stain on my jacket
i hope never washes out

there's a stain on my jacket i hope never washes out:

a love letter for those scared of love letters (2021)

a graphic scored piece

arranged for Seán Clancy (Jun 2021)

and Arc Project (Jul 2021)

View the score for 'there's a stain on my jacket' by clicking here.

There’s a stain on my jacket
I hope never washes out.
From when I spilled coffee
                       over us
on one of our long winter walks.  

 


And for a brief moment       
                  in time

it felt as if life was almost             
                         normal.

I want to say that       
I’ve not missed someone before they’ve left
but that’s a lie                             
               because I miss you every day.

and so                          
  When we fall asleep
in each others’ arms
for the last time in a long time
I try                         
to think about
                              the good times.

Because despite the stamp
on my passport      
I wish I could erase

or                           

    the trappings of a life  
and career
          that geography cruelly disregards

There’s a place out there             
               somewhere
suspended on a sunbeam
in the vast expanse                               
  of space
                           and time

that is                                  

forever

                   

                       us.