He gave me two chances in less than a week

I chose to run rather than speak.

Panic and fear I thought were gone

The dread of saying something wrong.

Drinking from a stolen glass

No memory can surpass

The night, that vow to spread my wings

the goal no less than greater things.

Caught upon the twisted path

Wrenched in a field of events

I ponder the aftermath

Of what fails to make mere sense.

 

The line so thin you can’t get back in

Once you cross beyond.

You think you’re back but are long gone

Once you cross beyond.

 

Angel of the universe

With one last chance to fly

Those left behind are weaker yet

To suffer a helpless sigh.

Was it a matter of switching chairs

Who sits behind the desk

To pull the strings and risk a smile

In this fathomless grotesque?

 

The line so thin you can’t get back in

Once you cross beyond.

You think you’re back but are long gone

Once you cross beyond.

 

Love came and broke you

With fortune and glitter

Reducing your glory

Unfortunate critter.

The city still sleeps

But I’m at the café

Dreamily envisioning

A different day.

 

The line so thin you can’t get back in

once you cross beyond.

You think you’re back but are long gone

Once you cross beyond.

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