Can I wear this just a bit longer?
Tears as vibrant as a slash of red lipstick
Sorrow as blue as the sky
Broken pieces lying on the floor?
Can I wear it with a dignity deep as a river
A burn of sun-kissed skin
An echo of a story old as time
Cold fingers trailing the fence line
Can I stay here just a bit longer
Where love was a smile
Just another song on the radio?
A whisper of how we used to touch?
Can I stay inside the lie I believed
A forever pouring out of me
The night sky spinning around me?
Can I stay here for just a bit more
Waking in your favor
Sighing I love you tomorrow past my lips?
I’m letting it pour out of me
But there was so much
So much more
So let me sit, just a minute more
Reflections of bruises
All I have left.