Nowhere Boulevard

By LYFBUZ

Original link: https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/nowhere-boulevard.aspx

Tags: whatever, love, sad

Added: 29 Sep 2018 Views: 500 Avg Score: 5

The road home can break a heart.

Four twenty, Sunday afternoon

Baking heat, it’s late in June

Abandoned in sad clouds of dust

Left by departing Greyhound bus

 

Besieging desolation follows me

This ghost town place of memories

I’d broke off young, just seventeen

For things I saw in magazines

 

Now here I am, back on Nowhere Boulevard

 

In beaten boots and ragged jeans,

Empty pockets and black Ramones tee

A once pretty girl comes up to me

Her battered heels and scabby knees

 

Hey Mister got a dollar she asked

As I walked on she drifted past

The truths you find behind the lies

Like all those dreams that slowly die

 

Dreams die on Nowhere Boulevard

 

Pawn shop window, tired glass

And leaning where I saw it last

My Gibson Les Paul, broken strings

I’d breathed the blues I’d made her sing

 

Against emotion, lost the fight

Memories ache of a star-swept night

Emma and her swaying hips

That smile and her bee-stung lips

 

A last kiss dropped unanswered on Nowhere Boulevard

 

The corner bar looks just the same

Battered boards all faded gray

The tired neon sputters blue

Nothing else much here to do

 

In tall neck bottles, drown their thoughts

Down here life always seems for naught

They stagger home in bleak despair

Instead to fight their demons there

 

Blows echo in the silence on Nowhere Boulevard

 

Brown straw of a sun-parched lawn

A sudden fear she might be gone

Creaking steps beneath my feet

Followed by a screen door screech

 

She sat there in a faded dress

Tearstained eyes, mascara mess

I think I loved her most just then

Her happiness a brave pretend

 

The wounds lie hard on Nowhere Boulevard

 

She trembled a defiant smile

Had Hope always been this fragile?

Time shattered on cracked plaster walls

Emm’ you never took my calls

 

And all this time that I’ve been gone

I always knew you were the one

Her head shook slow in false rebuff

But hearts both knew quite well enough

 

Sometimes everything you lost, is found on Nowhere Boulevard

 

I held a tiny bottle, inside volcanic sand

Kissed her mouth so tender as I took her hand

Her eyes held mine, a silent trust

I filled her palm with pixie dust

 

We’re all diamonds, you know it’s truth.

This isn’t what I promised you

It’s time we both just walked away

Love always finds another way

 

And we got nothing left to lose

‘Cos there ain’t nothing here for us

There ain’t nothing here, on Nowhere Boulevard