TIME SLIPS AWAY

We go sailing gently down the stream.

Drifting as we wake up from the dream.

And time slips away

as if it never was.

Time slips away...

as if it never was

or could have been...

All the lovely faces fall back into me.

Marvelous it seems that all of this could be

And time slips away 

as if it never was. 

Time slips away... 

as if it never was 

or could have been...

Oh want you come with me?

It's such a brilliant sky.

Those clocks were made of grief.

There's only You and I

unbound.

All our  minds are healed

all good dreams have been done.

Sight and sound are fused

into this  rising sun.

And time slips away 

as if it never was. 

Time slips away... 

as if it never was 

or could have been...

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AND IF

The doctor promises a remedy you can believe. 

The lover frees you from the ties that bind. 

And wisdom only comes to humble ones who can receive, 

and folly greets the blind.

"And If" | Silvanus Slaughter, 2017

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  MY TOWN

She owns her home and her SUV,

and her son, he likes his meth

and now, he's missing all of his teeth.

 

She says, "It's hard times.

I raised him well, oh what went wrong?

Oh can you tell me?

You've got degrees, you seem to get along.

 

Should I confess to her my fortune

bears the sting of decency.

Been living dime to dime for so goddamn long

and it's getting old,  you see."

"My Town," | Silvanus Slaughter, 2017