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You held me up when the news came in.
You brushed back my hair;
Your breath cooled my skin.

You promised you’d stay
The night and more
And help with the neighbors
That wait by the door.

All wait with the same grace
To offer a love that I just can’t face.
Not with the smoke still rising
And her voice still calling.

We pulled down the blinds,
Switched off the light.
We made for the back stairs,
Outside, then out of sight.

Past soldiers, screaming cars,
We made our mark.
Watched the smoldering sun set
On Elkins Park.

A ribbon of crimson
Runs from the newsprint.
But here we are safe from the sadness.


from Long Lost / A History Of Iniquity, released July 15, 2011


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