Song for Easter

they can't go to sleep at four
the car is parked outside the door
scars of a knife on his arm
her husband knows they're together

riding with Mary
protection to pass
riding with Mary
protecting immaculate love

rows of numbered doors behind the car warms up,
the street is clear and empty and green with lights
they talk and never stop moving
he's sounding her name in his head
she's falling asleep next to his face

her sister's getting married today and
the saints of easter smile
on the dashboard rides a figurine
a powerless sweet forgotten thing
so the next time you see a statue of Mary
remember my sister was in a car

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