Questions for an Empty Sky

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Questions for an Empty Sky
by Eli

If she’d asked me to burn the whole rulebook, I would have
If she’d asked me to strategically overlook, I would have 

Sometimes I think I drag death around like a chain
And if there were powder to toss, a talisman to be shook, I would have 

It’s just being left behind time after time like the proverbial loner
To search bleary eyed in foreign harbor nooks, I would have 

When do you stop counting all the lives you have to live for?
If I’d thought to measure what I gave and what I took?  I would have

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