But We Could Love

In this little disagreement
are the seeds of paradise
and the seeds of discontent
Both have been sown
Which will you grow?

In this difference of opinion
is a pale potential peace
and a striking shade of grief
Both have been sewn
Which will you own?

From the ground of all our being
to the fabric up above
We cannot think alike
No, we cannot think alike
But we could love
We could love

We were driving through the city
on the streets of Baltimore
Two cars instead of one
Even in one
Differences won

Ain’t no automatic pilot
Ain’t no Google car to drive you
You go yours and I’ll go my way
Even when one
difference is done

You can share a destination
and it never be enough
We cannot think alike
No, we cannot think alike
But we could love
We could love

Tell me ’bout the Constellation
and parallax view
Me next to you
Check out the sales at the surf shop
for sensitive skin
Broadway and Thames
Someday, we’ll take our lovers home again

Stars are coming out tonight
like to guide us from the shore
We’re leaving Baltimore
Moon to the south
leading us out

Can you see the ancient stories
in the starry path before us?
The insults and the glories
Who will lead the way?
Who will lead the way?

I’m looking for the guidebook
You’re living off the cuff
We cannot think alike
No, we cannot think alike
But we could love
We could love

(July 2016)

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