At one point, you had me believing
That stars never fade away,
That a woman actually walked the moon.
I held on to your every word
Like a kid on the swings, too afraid to fall.
With you, nothing
Was as it seemed, left was on
The right, and Down
Was inverted up, Butterflies
Danced in my belly, instead of in the sky.
To afraid to fail, I clinched on to a love lost,
Hoping to hear the truth, but hope is
My body still, ears at attention,
The day never came where
The truth poured from your lips,
I, like many, began to scrutinize self
Only to start from the top again.
Through this I’ve learned
To take life at face value, though
Lies come disguised as the truth,
Orally projected like a kid
That can’t keep a secret,
There is bliss on the other side.
At a point, you had me believing
That stars never fade,
That Pluto was still a planet,
And like a child too afraid to fall
I held on to your every word; But
In the end sage grows every man.
DS Flagg 2012