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Somewhere between her serpent eyes
And the lost time of childhood
Lies a pain, sealed and penciled in,
Beneath the skin, so wafer thin

Somewhere on that familiar face
A pain departs its dwelling place,
Smiles weave beyond an open sea,
Break daylight through the misery

And when sullen angels lose their shine
(And yes, I have had too much wine)
Where does your sunset gaze go,
When night engulfs this daily glow?

Ah hell, I know – I could endure
A thousand women more demure
But there’s none of your sweet restlessness
In the eyes of a Princess