Flicker

The fire he knows,

the flaming red hair.

It's burning too brightly.

It's too sweet to last.

He wants her to know

that he'll always stay.

Don't you flicker out, he says.

Don't you fade away.

The temptation he sees,

the glowing green mark.

It's burning too brightly.

It's calling his name.

He wants to know

that he can always stay.

Don't you flicker out, he says.

Don't you fade away.

The guilt that he feels,

the rejection he fears.

It's burning inside him.

It's too much to take.

He needs to know

that she'll always stay.

Love can't flicker out, he hopes.

Love can't fade away.

The things that he fears,

the nightmares he dreams.

They're burning too brightly.

They haunt him in sleep.

He needs to know

that some things will stay.

Don't you flicker out, he prays.

Don't you fade away.

The fire he knew,

the flaming red hair.

It's burning too brightly.

It's etched in his mine.

He needs to know

that the memories will stay.

Don't you flicker out, he says.

Don't you fade away.