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the silver lining was that she had seen him
that was the first tick in the register
but his borrowed words and mediated feelings
were sloppy compared to what she'd heard before

she dipped into her pocket of empathy
and let him down as she'd learned to do
the saving grace was the tissues up his shirtsleeves
and her distraction with a daisy chain

only after you had gone did he recover his tongue
only after you had gone

the setting sun became an awful image
was he about to delve into poetry?
if I recall it's a dangerous career path
like mixing maths with alcoholic drinks

only after you had gone did he remember the words
only after you had gone

only after you had gone
only after you had gone
only after you had gone

I think he drew a heart around an oak tree
initialled it with both of their first names
then disappeared into the darkness
to stay up late and figure out the game

only after you had gone did he remember the words
only after you had gone did he understand verse
only after you had gone did he recover his tongue
only after you had gone
Last edited by Jammydude44 at Jul 6, 2013,