Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Were I the one to design your heart X
In reflection, 10 years ago....
When even the gulls were frozen
In muted skies of disbelief
When we were as simple as Autumn rain
The house we grew up in and the yard where we'd play
When Sundays traced by like slow motion
When razor Winter was so far across the ocean....
When I held you close in that room with frosted panes
When every song you shook from your hair sang my name
When your black army jacket danced in the breeze
On that October night you saved me from the sea
When war was just a spot on the news
And we walked through the snow with painted hearts on our boots
When we thought these days never end.
Could never end
How could I have agreed to go?
To pass into the open arms of sorrow while you suffered alone.
Still, torrents of paper angels fall from your hair
I hold you shining eyes with mine and swear.....
Nothing could have ever kept us apart
If only I were the one to design your heart.