January 30 – When the Moon Sets

Reflection flickers
Smile grotesque
In phantom light

– Tegan Thuss 

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January 26 – Missed Step

My heart crumbles
Falls down to pieces
Litters the ground
At your feet

You look at the puzzle
Try to guess the meaning
But it evades you
As I float away

Red balloons aren’t always happy
When they float of with your soul
And the man you love
Just watches the clouds consume it

My sighs echo
Burn in your ears
Invade the world
That you live in

You listen to the song
Can’t pick up the beat
Let it stop
As I drift away

Teddy bears will sometimes cry
When the water washes over your body
And the man you love
Just watches the waves engulf it

My goodbye flickers
Past your smile
Through the trees
That you ignore

You don’t notice
As I break apart
Never to rebuild
As I melt away

– Tegan Thuss
 

January 25 – Without a Pulse

We’re just two dead things
In a living world
Clinging to the earth
And each other

And if our days should end
We’ll still be holding hands
Cause in this underground world
You’re my lover

Our hearts don’t beat
Our eyes can’t meet
But our hands hold tight
Where there is no light

We’re just two dead things
In a living world
Clinging to lost hopes
And each other

– Tegan Thuss 

January 24 – Tea Cups and Teardrops

You look so cute in that little white dress
I could smile all day with your laughter
You look so small in that little white dress
I could hold you up all year if you let me
You look so sure in that little white dress
I could never stay mad even with all that paint
You look so happy in that little white dress
I could not even yell when I saw the mud stain
You look so forever in that little white dress
I could not even imagine you without it

You look so beautiful in that elegant white dress
I cannot stop crying if you told me to
You look so amazing in that elegant white dress
I can tell this is the moment you’ve been dreaming of
You look so stunning in that elegant white dress
I can see why he is smiling the way he is
You look so far away in that elegant white dress
I can see how much you’ve grown up
You look so eternal in that elegant white dress
I cannot believe my baby is a woman now

– Tegan Thuss

January 23 – Like Dancing to Your Favourite Song

When she feels down
He builds her wings to fly
When she can’t stand
He lifts her with his smile
When she’d rather sleep
He kisses her awake
Like she was a princess
And he was her hero

When she can’t see
He bottles light to guide her
When she wants more
His touch stills her motion
When she’d rather drift
He holds her hand
Like she was the ocean
And he was her shore

When she can’t come back down
He’s her anchor to the world
When she’s dreaming of a different life
He’s the tether to come home
When she’d rather dream
He hugs her tightly
Like she was the lifeline
And he was her pulse

– Tegan Thuss

January 22 – The Artist’s Paintbrush

She’s not too sure when it happened
When the spark flew out of her chest
Released itself on the world and exploded
With colour and bravado and love
Like her soul was the paints
Which would cover the canvas world
Like her heart was the words
Which would write themselves on eternity

She’s not too sure when it happened
When the flame burst from her eyes
Caught the world in a burning passion
With fire and warmth and hope
Like her soul was the match
Lighting the way for the world to grow
Like her heart was the fuel
Which could shine as bright as the sun

She’s not too sure when it happened
When she felt herself expand
With the freedom to believe
In creativity

– Tegan Thuss