The final embers of the fire have died
And I should go before I start freezing
You ask me to stay just a little while
But I've got someone at home who's waiting

You hold me, oh so tight
And I can feel your body start to shiver
I ask you why you care so much
When it's clear I don't care enough to leave her

You've got that crooked smile on your face
But those tears, they let me know better
"If she matters so much to you," you ask
"Then why do you always end up back here?"

"I've got a million reasons to go on home
And there's nothing of value to come back for"
The insincerity of it all
Well, it makes us both succumb to laughter

"Go on back to your life," you say
As you wipe the tears away with your hand
It will all work itself out someday
And I hope there's a part of you that understands


Submitted: October 30, 2018

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Kevin Michael Smith

hmmm. I like the theme here, its unique to see this side of the issue in today's world.

Tue, October 30th, 2018 3:34pm

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