Disclaimer: Viper belongs to Pet Fly, the car to Dodge. These are Delia's thoughts to Joe, based off a scene in the NBC Pilot (which you can watch on YouTube). I wrote this several years ago. I just unearthed it, so I thought I'd post it.
"It Can Be That Way Again"
by Evil Overlady
The city lights shine brightly
As they did so long ago,
A convincing illusion for the dark it hides.
When I first walked my beat
The badge shone bright as gold,
Untarnished by today's corrupt life.
(But) you look at me
As I spill my blackened soul
Made of choices I can't defend.
I cannot read your eyes
But your words fill an empty hole:
"It can be that way again."
How could I forgive myself,
Much less you forgive me too,
For taking your life away from you.
I've seen such horrors
That you've been made to forget,
Though it seems you've been made anew.
Oh! If I could only start over,
There'd never be a you!
I'd convinced myself it
Was justified for a car
But it was what the car represents.
To take a crook
And a corrupted metal frame
To enforce the laws we've too far bent.
Please, let it be that way again!