“Brighten Any Day”
August 2005

There aren’t too many things/ that I can do
You know I’ve always wanted/ to Impress you
Now I’m all confused to why/ I dissipate
I’m surrounded and engulfed/ by your endless hate
I try to no avail/ to repair what I’ve done
But girl you’ve got to understand/ it’s just not fun

I loved you, I lost you/ I’ve got to let you go
I haven’t got the time of day to reach your newest low
I’d feel bad, and I do/ But you’ve got to admit
If you think you’re any better off/ then you’re full of it

We tried to give each other room
And that’s what got this started
We found we were better off alone
And neither of us were martyred
I don’t know where we’re headed now
But I hope it’s not together
Because the time away from you
Will brighten any weather

I loved you, I lost you/ I’ve got to let you go
I haven’t got the time of day to reach your newest low
I’d feel bad, and I do/ But you’ve got to admit
If you think you’re any better off/ then you’re full of it

Ah, this is one of my favorites of my older writings. And this is what I wrote to accompany it when I originally posted it on Deviant Art:

I love naming my writing. “Brighten Any Day” is one of my favorite titles, along with “Glacier Grey,” “My Reason for Kissing You in the Morning,” “Decay on Impact,” “Your Face on the Water,” “Antithesis: Killed the Cat,” and “When the Moon Hits: Lunacy.”

I’m not sure if y’all can tell how much I get a kick out of naming things I create. Not so much into naming pets and objects, but concepts, ideas, pet peeves… the metaphysical and the literally not-physical… those are the kinds of things I like to name; not persons, places, or things.

Though some things are fun to name.