Cynthia G. Mason

What Forgiveness Will Allow (2015)

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    What Forgiveness Will Allow

    We could just go over
    We could spare another hour
    With the street lights coming on
    With the illusion that it's later
    It could take a turn for the better
    We could watch the whole holiday blow over
    We'll catch her shifting in her sleep
    To clutch that plastic party favor
    We can talk about it now
    It still comes up I don't know how
    When you start to look for more than
    What forgiveness will allow
    We could just keep going
    Until we're sure of where we're heading
    Could be a fever coming on
    Could just be the temperature keeps dropping
    Could take a turn while you're shifting
    Next year we could just say that we're not going
    Just a state away from sleep
    Just a breath away from stalling
    We can talk about it now
    It still comes up I don't know how
    When you start to look for more than
    What forgiveness will allow
    You could keep looking but all told
    There’s so much more now to withhold
    That grip is getting stronger
    In this coming cold
    It won’t hold any longer
    We could just go over
    Catch the lights across the river
    Some will flicker off and on
    With the codes that they deliver
    Could take a turn toward forever
    Long, long before the night is over
    It'll be a fitful, fractured sleep
    But we'll call it one last favor
    We can talk about it now
    It still comes up I don't know how
    When you start to look for more than
    What forgiveness will allow