Empty Room

i love the feel of an empty
room, all that space
creating a place to breathe.

it’s what i need.

you can put me up in a
studio flat uptown,
1000 square feet with

nothing more

than a twin-sized bed
in the corner,
an old wooden chair,
a Gibson LG-2,

dishes in the cupboards,
clothes in the closet,

a bicycle,

and a toothbrush
by the faucet.

hang a nude on one wall,
and a map of the city on the


that’s enough.
no more.
or you might make a
and ruin everything.

Author: Dan Steven Erickson

Dan Steven Erickson is a great undiscovered American songwriter.