A Bit Late Today

LOVE LEAVES US BEHIND

Love—impatient, cruel, and so unkind—
Throws a kiss then vanishes from sight,
Laughing, leaves the wreck of us behind.

No hope can heal what’s left, a shattered mind
Once full of dreams, the promises of night.
Love—impatient, cruel, and so unkind—

Teases with a glance while unconfined,
Then throws off all who dare to cling too tight.
Laughing, leaves the wreck of us behind.

Dare we search for love? What will we find?
Perhaps we’re better off without her light.
Love-impatient, cruel, and so unkind—

Cannot save the lost, the undefined
Who wait for her. She mocks the seekers’ plight,
Laughing, leaves the wreck of us behind.

Yet still we worship, holding her enshrined,
A goddess, who we pray will make things right.
Love-impatient, cruel, and so unkind—
Laughing, leaves the wreck of us behind.

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