Cynthia G. Mason

What Forgiveness Will Allow

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Cynthia G. Mason

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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