Settled

The evening calls me to stay up and listen
I can hardly handle you today, the pull
toward the word, the love, the sky,
And I want to say, “Look–“
there is nothing anymore for me up there.

So why do you keep me here?
Of all the good things I could say of today
You bring me back again to the night
Refusing to let me go to my bed
until the sun sets fully on what you told me

I’m still awake, still at home
in a world that never stops to know why
you whisper the loveliest sounds
knowing all my intuitions are nothing
to love the sinner you were back then

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