Turpentine

Lost my religion

because you had lost yours, Mom;

innocence was stripped away

with his turpentine.

If only I’d been

your god, true. Omnipotent;

then I could have saved your life.

Young life worth saving

was left to spoil,

and I feel the loss of you–

who you might have been

if not for the man

with the turpentine.

 

 

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