“Jewel at Night”

sitting home alone
late at night
listening to Jewel
sing of a hole in her heart
and things bitter and sweet.

It’s just life, isn’t it?
A sad song sung
by a beautiful voice
by a beautiful woman.

Sad lyrics,
uplifting tune
contradiction and irony
abound

If I listen closely
I feel her loss;
If I just hear the tune,
ignore what’s she’s saying
life’s good.

So I won’t listen too closely
nor pay too much attention
to her song or to life
and it’ll be good.