What You Take & What You Leave Behind (Mallonee Bill)

Between the clear as day and the wonderfully oblique 'Tween the dross in your veins and the treasure you still seek The span of years that reaches here to the skies What you take and what you leave behind Between what you've seen and what your lips can tell Between the stuff if the holy and the hard sell It occurs to you it was all gentle on your mind What you take and what you leave behind Between the counterfeit & the mother of all pearls Just beneath the skin of this tired old weary world Honey, that kiss of yours that opened up my eyes What you take and what you leave behind