Living Things

i am not a painter but i like to play with colors i can see
holding two dimensions in my left hand while i set the other free
and no its not a masterpiece but each one seems a little more complete
and it helps me calm my nerves and it makes it easier to go to sleep
i am not a lover but i like to love some people quietly
listening to couples talk in coffee shops while i sit down to read
i don’t know if envy has any locomotive properties
but i’ll shovel green into the fire in that engine room and make them scream
and i won’t be known as a doer of anything
i'll just work behind the scenes making lives a bit more lovely
i am not a thinker, but i like to think you think about me too
and if that isn’t true i’d like to think i’d want to hear that from you
but I think i know too well that i’d rather make a fort in my living room
make a sign, say no girls inside, convince myself its not a tomb
and i won’t be known as a doer of anything
i’ll just sit there on the stairs taking notes on the living things
and i won’t be known as a doer of anything
i’ll just sit there on the stairs taking notes on the living things