there's a letter on the desktop

that i dug out of the drawer

the last truce we ever came to

in our adolescent war

and i start to feel a fever

from the warm air through the screen

you come regular like seasons

shadowing my dreams

and the mississippi's mighty

but it starts in minnesota

at a place that you can walk across

with five steps down

and i guess that's how you started

like a pinprick to my heart

but at this point you rush right through me

and i start to drown

and there's not enough room

in this world for my pain

signals cross and love gets lost

and time past makes it plain

of all my demon spirits

i need you the most

i'm in love with your ghost

dark and dangerous like a secret

that gets whispered in a hush (don't tell a soul)

when i wake the things i dreamt about you

last night make me blush

you kissed me like a lover

then you sting me like a viper

i will follow to the river

play your memory like a piper

i feel it like a sickness

how this love is killing me

i would walk into the fingers of your fire willingly

and dance the edge of sanity

i've never been this close

in love with your ghost

unknowing captor, you'll never know much you

pierce my spirit, but i can't touch you.

can you hear it, a cry to be free

i'm forever under lock and key

as you pass through me

now i see your face before me

i would launch a thousand ships

to bring your heart back to my island

as the sand beneath me slips

i burn up in your presence

and i know now how it feels

to be weakened like achilles

with you always at my heels

and my bitter pill to swallow is the silence that i keep

it poisons me

i can't swim free

the river is too deep

though i'm baptised by your touch

i am no worst at most, in love with your ghost