Been away for a while
Writing white letters to my wife,
Pain coming always at the same price,
Watching my heart bleed frozen. 

The fire can never rise
As long as death shines in my eyes,
Fretful the sparks light too early the lies,
I can no longer retain them unfrozen. 

Cries that cross the sky
Grasping lives as hearts fall for deceit,
I close my mouth in fear of unspoken honesty,
We can all numb sincerity.

Hold me close or I’ll vanish
Don’t let me go or I’ll perish,
Watch me burn to this fiction we’ve accomplished,
You can have my heart at the end of the parade.