Saving up my energy
For all the stuff I gotta save.
Time in a bottle.
Nickles and dimes, and pennies in a jar.
My breath, my bones, my bacon.
Zip files, work sheets,
Drafts, attachments, changes.
The day, the trees, some time.
My voice and my own skin.
Water, whales and dolphins,
The oceans and the daylight.
Rain forests in the Amazon.
Recipes in a box.
God Save the Queen
So I don’t have to.
Also Nemo, Private Ryan.
Save the Moon for Kerdy Dickus.
Save my marriage, save my life.
Save my soul and save the fallen.
Save me if I’m drowning.
I’ll save the best for last
And the questions for later
If you save the last dance for me.
Save your tears and prayers and wishes
For the times that really matter.
Saving face and saving grace.
Save this bleeding heart of mine.
Save the children
And your heart and your goodbyes.