The Sun Just Burns Your Skin

Your eyes are fiery red
Yet your face is deathly pale
It’s been coming on for days
As you became this gothic tale
You know it used to be so fine
When the daylight was our thing
We lived for sun kissed places
And the pleasures they would bring
But now you say it’s painful
When you step into the light
And no matter what I do
I just can’t make it right
But I know I’ll always love you
And to see you sink so low
Is like a razor on my throat
Or a river that won’t flow
So I’ll give you space and time
In your eerie moonlight lair
But I cannot wait forever
Because you know I’ll always care
For without you I am nothing
I’m just skin and blood and bone
And I will not let you wither
In some alley all alone
So when the waiting time is over
And my patience has run dry
Then expect to see me coming
I won’t fall and I won’t cry
And if I find you lying
With a needle in your arm
In a dirty squalid hovel
A desperate victim of self harm
I’ll remember how you saved me
From exactly this same fate
How you shut my door of death
For it can never be too late
And I will wrap you in a cloud
And I will dry your eyes of blue
While the sun shines high above us
And our minds grow strong and true
For we’re not creatures of the night
Who dwell in madness and decay
We are childhood friends and lovers
Who crave the warmth of each new day

The Sun Just Burns Your Skin

Ian Mooney

Point Clare, Australia

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Warmth of the sun.
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