Lambs (Kyla La Grange)

We woke up raw from two hours’ sleep We blinked like owls and stretched our feet The face on the wall says “oh you’ve changed- You’re a million miles from your desperate days” We kissed so warm that my skin it smiled, I watched your face through my half-closed eyes The day was new but the story old And we already know how the end unfolds That’s why We are keeping our heads clear That is why We are holding ourselves here And I’m sorry that I’ve curled into a ball you can’t unroll That I buried my head behind a red brick wall But led like a lamb you’d have died in my hands That’s why I know you’ll understand I saw myself in the way you paused The way that we laugh when we are not sure We’ve pressed our lips to another’s cheek But it makes no difference and it brings no tears And I often think that we are not made To be neatly positioned in each other’s way And I won’t join those who do not wait For they commit their love to an early grace That’s why There’s no weeping in my eyes That is why We will taste the coming years And I’m sorry that I’ve curled into a ball you can’t unroll That I buried my head behind a red brick wall But led like a lamb you’d have died in my hands That’s why I know you’ll understand And I’m sorry that I’ve curled into a ball you can’t unroll That I buried my head behind a red brick wall But led like a lamb you’d have died in my hands That’s why I know you’ll understand