Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
—With Your Greatest Fears Realized, You Will Never Be Comforted
you wore the hand-me down dress that never fit quite right
your mother’s frame did not favor you
the summer she passed you were born, and your father lost his job.
he could not handle it, or you
you wore the saddest smile that never fit quite right.
your mother’s smile felt that way too