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. ............ Kev
by Andy Derryberry
 
Kev, I'd have waited the few weeks
So I could see daffodils jump
From the ground one more time
Instead you took a turn
And made an exit
Maybe a season too soon

I'd want to hear thunder and rain
Hailstones against tin
And window pane once again
Maybe after that I'd be ready
Finished with love and hate
Done with doing anything
Ready maybe, but I think I'd wait
For summer heat, salty sweat
Just a few short weeks
Instead you took a turn
And made an exit
Maybe a season too soon

Blazing sun, summer fun
Pretty women and bathing suits
Hummingbirds and jet skis
Maybe after that I'd be ready
Finished with love and hate
Done with doing anything
Ready maybe, but it would be nice
To know fall again
Crisp nights and clear moons
Instead you took a turn
And made an exit
Maybe a season too soon

Frost on pumpkins
Brilliant colors in trees
Dazzling sunsets after bright skies
Maybe after that I'd be ready
Finished with love and hate
Done with doing anything
But maybe just one more Christmas
And gifts under the tree
At PaPa D's
Instead you took a turn
And made an exit
Maybe a season too soon

Happiness and singing
Lingering remembering
Of all the seasons before
Maybe after that I'd be ready
Finished with love and hate
Done with doing anything
Ready maybe, but just one more snow
Quiet and warm in a way
Transforming the world
Instead you took a turn
And made an exit
Maybe a season too soon

Deep in the blankets
Away from the cold
Warm in sleep and dreaming
Maybe after that I'd be ready
Finished with love and hate
Done with doing anything
But...
Kev, I'd have waited the few weeks til spring
So I could see daffodils jump
From the ground one more time
 

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