Red Dress And No Shoes

You want a happy ending just like everyone does
but that isn’t always the way the story goes
when it’s a page turner and the punch line at the end
leaves you empty handed and a bit  more aloof
words fall flat and I’m left in your silence…and I’m standing at the corner flower shop
wearing a red dress and no shoes
and I can’t remember why I came here
and can’t remember how to get home

It has been a long time since we crossed paths
and sometimes it’s the length of time
that soothes the wounds and heals broken dreams
not a heart bending string broken absence of emotion
spending too much time on my own – too much time alone

…and I’m standing at the corner flower shop
wearing a red dress and no shoes
and I can’t remember why I came here
and I can’t remember how to get home

Doesn’t really matter that much
when all that passes for good looks is a cheap imitation
my lack of sentiment my short falls and my limitations
victims need an advocate and I need a priest
nothing can touch me when I’m standing this high on the wall
and nothing can catch me when I lose my footing and begin to fall

…and I’m standing at the corner flower shop
wearing a red dress and no shoes
and I can’t remember why I came here
and I can’t remember how to get home
I spend too much time in the shadows
I spend too much time alone
and I’m standing at the corner flower shop…

© 2015 TrilbyYates

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