Girl on Fire



People tell me not to give in
but I can’t help myself.

I would set myself on fire
just to keep you warm.

Better you than me,
better you warm and snug
than me

too close.

The smoke burns our eyes
but better burnt
than too clear.

‘Cause as my flesh burns,
so do my questions
of how we got here.

They tell me I’ll wear myself thin
but I say better thin
than full of doubt.

I’m not quite ready to deal with doubt

so I’ll set myself on fire
and you’ll say
I give too much,

never realizing
how long I’ve kept you
in this burning house.



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