Deciphering When Is Meant

A child stomps a caterpillar
Butterfly ends a man
Wings, they spread and soar away
Before they learn to land

Sidewalk walk, talking about a ladybug
A year of filling time
I said that, I meant that, and loved that
and now you’re different but the feeling’s the same
When you stick around, the worry doesn’t stay

Been around some more these days

Right’s right here
Wrong’s what’s left
I meant that
You second guessed that
Shit. I was your smile
Please no plans yet
I find myself nearly back

A monster eats a millipede
A Māori tests a man
Two leave to breathe and charge at stars
Before they learn to land