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I cannot read a smile or a frown
So I'll never know if I did anything wrong

Long ago we rode on camel's backs
The sandy winds eroded away my red face
And as we curled up in the shelter of a drumlin
I thought the world was as beautiful as a prairie wildflower
But when we woke up I wasn't so sure
It was as if the world had been ravaged by a scorching summer
And everything had gone a dull grassy brown
Yet I think there was one marshy slough that could have brought hope
And I threw it away

But it wasn't my fault
As I've told you countless times before
I can't read the expressions on your face
Like the movements of your eyes and lips
I don't know how close I can stand
Or even whether I should breathe when you're near
I thought maybe you finally understood

So next we traversed our way up the mighty plateau
And climbed the mountains of the coast together
And we stared out at the warm Cretacous Sea
Thinking that it would last forever
We had a lifetime to explore it together on tiny sailboats
I thought you had given me another chance
But I was wrong
That sea dried up faster than my wet hair in the winter
In fact that sea went extinct before it even fell from the heavens
And I'll never know why

I think I'm going to die away like that kettle lake in the dry season
And I'll never know if I did anything wrong


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