right away

listen to the heartbeat
of a man in full retreat
as the pounding of his feet
on the pavement starts to fade

though he’s running faster
than the demons chasing after
still he can’t get past her
looking straight through him that way

and if all this doesn’t seem quite right
perhaps it’s because it’s not
and if day has a way of ending this night
then you should give the sun all you’ve got
right away

watching the dust gather
all around the slave dancers
of the final necromancer
in a long line of charades

just waiting for some sunlight
with this open heart of mine
trying to get the next one right
and starting up the new parade

and if all this doesn’t seem quite right
perhaps it’s because it’s not
and if day has a way of ending this night
then you should give the sun all you’ve got
right away

and if all this doesn’t seem quite fair
maybe you should look again
if you missed the mark and hit thin air
turn around and walk away from that sin
right away….
right away….

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