the quality of mercy is not strained

from by Single Soul

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her eyes lit up in her room, a gentle joy, or innocent glimmer
laughed hard, felt no need to constrain it
boy stoned in backyard, loves her bubble voice, wants her there

but she won't come
just like the guitar player girl who let him see her face
he won't see them this winter break
poet girl made that very clear

but suggest, "wouldn't it be nice?"
and reply, "yes it would."
and it will remain at that.
they'll never wed like they should.

the boy has nothing to write songs about now.
he'll spend his time searching for a clone of her.
a replica which has not yet had to forgive him.
because the quality of mercy is not strained.


from cold drone blues expanded, released January 16, 2016



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