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Do you still let the light linger in your doorway?
Or have you shut yourself out from starry-eyed optimism?

I remember the flickering streetlights
Skipping pebbles as chances on the subtle seas of your mind
I know it’s been a hard time
And I heard you’re doing something short of fine

But do you ever think of me in that way?

I knew I would never forget you
But I forgot the way you made me feel

Squeezing orange juice in the early morning,
Slightly chilled, but lukewarm dewy
There’s a comfort in vitamin C
And there’s a comfort in your mystery

And I’m not asking for tongue-tied thanksgivings
All I’m asking is to dance in the fall
When the trees start to change and I stop to call
Do you wish to replace it all?

I’m a cold soul, and I’m a torturer
But I caught a glimpse of fortune in the city
And I caught a sliver, a sliver of feeling

I know you made some changes
And so have I
Cut your hair shorter, lemon satisfied
Interstellar feelings and gripping myself
You’re a shooting star and I’m lost in your eyes

I go camping and I burn my emotion
And I know one day, I’ll shoot across the ocean
But to be so close and devoid of devotion
Don’t let me get caught up, lost, in the motion

So would you give me one night to actualize
These feelings that I’ve had since mid July
You made me feel so muffed up, alive
A part of this world like I could survive

We don’t have to take it further
Just please don’t drift any further

Stay.

Do you still let the light linger in your doorway?
Would you let me in?
I am knocking

Graham