Kelly Zion (11/27/1994)
Flames rise and flicker over the hallways
our house which once dreamt of home
lies wasted in piles of ashes
and the stubble of a broken heart
broken trust and candle wax
candlelight dinners we never had
break up a breadstick, burn the ends
where is life and when does it end?
I know where it could've but never began
wrapped in a breadbasket, wrapped in your arms
safe from the flames, safe by your heart
the house was never built, the foundation was burned,
escape to your mountain, little bird
flaming arrows, no escape
burn down the walls, burn up my cage
how can you love in the grave?
The skylark needs to be set free
the house is burning, where's my wings?
Lost in the flames of yesterday.
You never came, you never came
the firemen come, but they only laugh,
'You want us to rescue a cat? '
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