Starry Eyes

Here’s a tune I worked up tonight. It’s a little cheeky, but I like it.


I can see the stars
in your eyes
and I reach for them
like they’re my secret prize,

but the blackness behind your iris
is like the blackest light
in a midnight sky.

It’s like the sea,
before the dawn,
and, yes, I’ll sink,
beneath that starry gleam,

like candle lights
through our ebon sheets.

I can see.
I can see.
I concede.

To the ocean,
I concede.
To the stars,
I concede.

To the motion of your hips beneath me-

(I definitely concede)

and pray the waves
will never cease.


©️ CG Tenpenny, All Rights Reserved, 2020.

21 thoughts on “Starry Eyes

    1. Thank you! Hah. It was the silliest version I recorded on my phone, so I thought I had to share. I’ve actually got a plan for full song, so keep your ears perked!

      1. Me neither! I have never understood how all these people get tons of followers. Supposedly if you comment a lot on other people’s blogs, people see you that way. And proper tagging. I don’t know. I’ve had this particular blog for ummm about three years and I probably have about 50 “real” followers. Maybe less. But if you want to collaborate again, that shows your name to people more too. I wish I had good answers for you.

      2. My social anxiety really wrecks me for commenting on other blogs. I do lots of tags, though. Seem to add up to five readers a week, so I’m ultimately happy. In any case, I’m definitely down to collab more.

      3. WordPress suggests to not have more than 15 categories+tags combined or it won’t have a chance of showing up in the WordPress Discover feed. I don’t know. I’ve never been featured on there so 🤷🏼‍♀️ but I do notice that going over 15 does lower my visibility.

        No one can see you through the screen so commenting is okay! ☺️💕

      4. Oh, I only use 5-6 tags tops. This post might have 7, but I don’t even know what more I’d add. It’s ok. Good things come to those who wait, right?

      5. I didn’t NOT like it. It was very different than what I’m used to. I listened to a couple songs, actually. I liked it for its uniqueness.

      6. I can respect that. Something about her music just resonates with me. Her poetry, too. The mood and vibe of her music, though, that’s a feeling (and level of mastery) I want to achieve.

      7. I can totally get that. I loved the artistry in the video and the feeling I got was… real. Like I said, it was just *different* from what I generally listen to.

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