We had five years left to cry in

We had five years left to cry in,

Before the ice poured on our heads,

And winter lasted a lifetime,

The oceans heaved out of their beds.

 

They said Earth was really dying,

We had five years left to cry in,

I held your face and kissed your lips,

Too little time, love’s assassin.

 

A life condensed to the basics,

Lived in stark black or snowy white,

We had five years left to cry in,

Or we could fill the time with light.

 

Love, hands held, the last songs singing,

Last breath, but beauties still begin,

A perfumed petal filled with dew,

We had five years left to cry in.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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