Slipping

 

i should have caught you
with fingers
sticky with syrup
but i let you pass right through

and i should have listened
to those words you said
when you told me you were trouble, baby,
but i just laughed instead

now i'm lonely and can't find the light
and i spend all my time remembering your flight
past my too-open door, my too-hungry heart
i can't remember our beginning, where did it start
it's been too long ago, it's gotten lost in the end
where once we were lovers, now we're no longer friends

you should have stayed longer
you should have tried to see
that it takes one heart stronger
than the lies and the mystery

and every night i said a prayer
when the end was beginning
'let him linger, i don't care
that it's sinning
and if he can't stay
help me not care'

now i'm lonely and can't find the light
and i spend all my time
remembering your flight
past my too-open door
my too-hungry heart
i wish i remembered the beginning
where did it start
it's been too long ago
it got lost in the end
where once we were lovers
now we're not even friends

denise

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