Week 15 – 11 April 2014 – Sweeping the Ashes

A song about grief and trying to erase some of the tangible evidence.

All true.

Lyrics:

Sweeping the Ashes

The thing that leaves me nonplussed is not that it burns
But after all that heat
After all that change
So much remains

I burnt your picture
Always loved that picture
I still have it of course
Burnt the copy I made to go on the wall
To show the first man I loved after you were a long time gone
He couldn’t have all of me
That I was still yours
And so were the walls
The post was delayed it arrived the same day he did
I was seen to change the picture
The subtle suggestion that I was still grieving
More like shouting
He heard

I burnt your picture
Tonight burnt your picture
It felt right
I thought it all eaten in the flames
But the shock is, how much remains

 

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