America

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The thing you have to remember
is she kissed nearly everybody
Social before social went onscreen
Not that her smooches weren't sweet
Not that they didn't knock you off your feet
Better than getting coronated by a West Coast queen

She showed up early and she stayed late
She was funny under low light over small plates
I saw her married and I saw her newborn kids
I saw her slam down haters like trash can lids

I ain’t going back until I can see it
I ain’t going back until I can taste it
Until I can see shade against the skyline
Until I can see America upon her lips so fine

The thing you have to remember
is talking about it now makes it sound
more like forty years than ten to fifteen
Not that the date-stamps aren’t correct
or there ain’t reputations left to protect
Stoplights back then looked less red and more green

She got quoted and she issued retractions
She balanced passion against all distractions
I saw her move overseas and out of state
I saw her hold her head up against the fates

I ain’t going back until I can see it
I ain’t going back until I can taste it
Until I can see shade against the skyline
Until I can see America upon her lips so fine

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from Shatterday, released February 28, 2017

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