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Krista Detor

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from Flat Earth Diary

Honey Down a String                                                     Krista Detor  05/2011

sun on wheat against the olive hillside
just about a mile wide, about a mile away

are tinted lips and a pale blue shadow
in a little photo, in a silver frame

lovers speak the untrue
and someone hopes it will do
that someone never was you

ginger ale left out on the walkway
probably been there all day, warm as morning tea

smooth and sweet like honey down a string, oh
it's all that I can think of, thick and sweet must be

lovers speak the untrue
and hope that someone will do
that someone never was you

at the  muddy mile, in the rutted bend
maybe sit a while - til scarlet sky is blue again
and stars come out

Don't you carry on so carelessly
when you are  so close to me, when you are so near
cause someone’s singing Autumn Leaves, oh
outside someone’s window
darling, can you hear?

lovers sing the untrue
and someone hopes it will do
but that someone never was you

starry-eyed in the scarlet light
like the photograph - not a trace of pride
wishing on a star

someone's singing Autumn Leaves oh,
outside a window
darling, as they fall

smooth and sweet, like honey down a string, oh
that's all that I can think of, when I miss you most of all

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updated: 5 years ago