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CHARLOTTE YATES

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I Will

 

I was playing with love and squalor

All Elijahs in the room, fire and stony brim

and losing the light in the shadows

I was dreaming alone in the hollows

All Alice in the glass breathing down the past

and shooting the stars in the shallows

 

You said stay oh stay here

stay with me

stay still

what is never was

but I will

 

You were sailing your heart over water

All queen before the pawn, weapons out and drawn

and nothing was safe in the harbour

You were shaking your rage like a Fury

All roses in a vase breaking it at last

but nothing was harder than hearing

 

You said stay oh stay here

stay with me

stay still

what is never was

but I will

 

When the storms come when the winds reign

When it all falls down

When it’s all said when it’s all done

When you tremble like a leaf a tree has never known

 

You said stay oh stay here

stay with me

stay still

what is never was

but I will

 

 

 

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