you can leave your hat on.

when awake i am restless.
on edge.
trying to keep things clear.
my head.
my hands clean.
priorities straight.

ive got my vices.
smoke and the early morning light.
creaking bar stools.
empty eyes.

all of us have our sacrifices.
trying to it clean up.
our acts are well practiced.
filtered through half truth and misconceptions.

you are so perfect.
you've got everything in its right place.
i am so unsteady.
blowing and going like the weather.

but you invite me in.
and i accept.
the gloom before.
giving way to a flicker after.

this flint and match to ignite the night.