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Flitting above the surface of the dead earth
Like the hem of your skirt dancing in a summer wind
And the heat from the sun liquefies all that I thought was real
Like the smile that crosses your face and makes me forget


Where Iím going and where Iíve been

The shocks of each footfall that rock through my body
Canít compare with the words you throw that ripple through me
But the heaving of my chest and the choking down my throat
Canít keep me alive like you do


Canít give me a reason to be

No amount of pain from the past could prepare me for this
Nauseating regret swelling in my throat
So much conveyed in those brief moments over the phone
When only a few words were said


Destined afterward forever to be alone

The reek of death burns into my mind
Its finality is tainting
My rubber and eternal souls melting on the pavement
My patchwork heart tearing at the seams


The words escape me

Now you hold my hand, clinging to me for life
Our fingers interlaced
Soaked in despair, itís hard to keep a grip
Yet, I dare not wipe it away


And risk letting you slip

As a weak smile slowly surfaces,
A faint whisper drops from your lips,
Sweat and tears coalesce on my face,
I let you slip and youíre gone now


No longer a reason to race,


Now, I walk from empty place to empty place



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