The smoke rolls across my lips
Fading like the days
Spreading wings through darkness

The night clings to me
Like an embrace in the rain

It all feels so heavy sometimes

So yet another drag
So intent on the flames
So often I want to burn this whole world down

The last notes trail off
And the silence remains
“you’re welcome” seems so empty today

Another grain tumbles down
And the coastline trails on for miles

It seems so vast sometimes

So strike another match
So intent on the flame
Solace engulfs me as the world comes down

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