Olive Branch

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Dirt so dry can’t feel my eyes
Sun as hot as a supermodel
Every part of this heavy heart
Dark brown like an empty bottle

Shattered that the shine we had
When everything was young
The magic dust is all but lost
Dissolved and come undone

Guess you crossed some kind of line seven years ago
Left it all behind you on the shoulder of the road
I was walkin’ west into the sunset when it hit me
Twenty miles outside Olive Branch Mississippi

All four wheels are spinnin’ still
Soul is outta’ gas
Filled her up like diesel but
Couldn’t make it last

Maybe they’s as many ways
To fall as there is footprints
Only got a single shot
For freedom and I took it

Guess you crossed some kind of line seven years ago
Left it all behind you on the shoulder of the road
I was walkin’ west into the sunset when it hit me
Twenty miles outside Olive Branch Mississippi


 - April 2020 -                                                                                                                                   #340