strum another verse
to sooth your worries
and calm my nerves
spin another familiar tale
for the day to go by
but your song is my fortress
the soundtrack to my life
so sing it away
and place it on the shelf
display your love for all to see
your love for me

strum another verse
as my heart beats a little slower
as your fingers shine a little brighter
your voice that showers and pledges
to keep me safe from harm
a tune that bellows through the ground
and helps me find a place of my own
my home
you’re my home

strum another verse
the guitar hangs to your side
your fingers stop to drum
your foot stops to tap
an exhale
an exhausted mind
and then
no more sound
a sparse space
and you and i

© simon whittle — from lovers’ tiff: a ballad

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