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you carry a star in that curly hair of yours
a lonely thing, just the one,
clover’s child, you can’t flatten it with water
i’ve seen you perched at the dock
do you wait for hope in those ships?
clover’s child, the sailors can’t help you
you must not love that man, you know
he breathes in a peace different to yours
clover’s child, learn to let go
you’ve never been fond of fire
your skin turns into embers in your dreams, you say
but clover’s child, what of the flames you wear
i know you’ve known loss
as intimately as a mother without a baby
clover’s child, don’t lose yourself, darling
Clover’s child, clover’s child
you can be as happy as you want to be
he does care for you, he really does
clover’s child, at last, you can be free!
About the Author:
A maverick with shades of black, I spend my days trying to find my way out of constellations. Caped poet by night, an accountancy student by day.