She asked him the question: Why did you lie?
Shrugging he doesn’t know why,
Or does he?
It’s about saving grace
Deep inside alarm bells ring out
He wants her to love him
To see him as a good man
But his undermining her trust weighs heavily on her.
Placating her, hiding his flaws
It is the calm before the storm
A state he generates to save his arse.
Like a series of battles
He lurches from one to the other
Desperately clinging to her
Fearful she’ll walk away and leave him alone.
She looks at him ruefully
Her disappointment obvious
She wants him to trust her
Not pretend he is someone else
A bigger man that he really is
After all, she thinks lightning can strike but twice
Is more than bad luck.