Startropics

The austral summers claws arrange itself, beckoned and repelled
deliquescence beneath the downpour
she glances back and cuts the cables to escape velocity
the terra firma melts away

And in those years we would abide it by the white noise of the tide
as nights crept by obscured by lamplight 
We'd wake shipside and we'd arise with red eyes fixed upon the sky  
hiding out until its lights out

The streets were cold, the island dark, met you late outside the park
bedroom eyes in lambent moonlight
I've tried to disconnect the arteries that keep memory alive
blinking lights in a mess of wires

Now in this moment we can undo everything we left behind
be unattached to ghosts and voices
Beyond these palm trees, amber lights signal a flight path in the night
I'm never coming back this time