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Valeria pins down her boy
And, like Jacob, she is surprised
By the look she gets
And the blessing

Her hopes have come home
And they lie there, grinning
“For a month, at least, I know,” he says
“It’s here I’ll be staying”

He brushes the bells
That ring above the sink
She dries his hands
And holds them close

Points to every new scar
“Oh, those were there before”
Valeria, hand on hip
Motions towards the bedroom door

Alone, I saw terrible things those nights
Maybe you saw worse in St. Louis
But I doubt it
And you'll be gone in a day or two
Won't you?


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


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