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A World in the Sky
the sentences come slower now the wine is gone?
alibi lines trail into old lies
but the heart cannot be opened by
a metaphor for loneliness
nor this catacomb by any of these eyes
 
you wanted peace
but you asked for a monument
you talked about dignity
as if you'd just heard about it
 
there's a world in the sky where this all makes sense
and apologies have power
but you can't see its star from the window in
that cold room at this hour
 
you wanted time
well, this is time
you wanted peace
well, this is everything I know how to set you free from
 
you wanted hope
I wanted out
you wanted a way
to say that nothing ever happens in this light
 
the sentences come slower now the power's off?
like candlelight is thicker, or more whole
but the night will not bear witness to
a testament of helplessness
nor the minute hand to an hour of reprieve
 
you wanted peace
but I couldn't have started it
you sent me letters from
a foot away from the heart of it
 
there's a world in the sky where this all makes sense
and I knew how to counter
but you can't reach a star from a basement door
or wrest a second trust from a doubter
 
you wanted time
well, this is time
you shut it down
well, this is nothing now, is nothing any easier?
 
you wanted life
well, I gave you life
and shut away
you say that dying here's less painful than this light
 
and alone you can finally be certain
if not right
 
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