Look down with careful eyes. And let me move you
Slightly from side to side. Your petals are falling, I said
And your smile is failing. Gather your up flaws and tie them
With my cold ribbon. Tuck them away for goodness sake, tuck them
Away under my Welcome mat. Not so welcoming, you thought, but letting
Your hands harden and looking for warmth in mine isn’t welcoming either, God said.
I’ve buried my pains under yours and kept you from crush, crush, crushing
Under your sweet troubles. The moon once caught us. Caught you.
And caught me digging and digging. She whispered into my
Neck and turned away. She’s sweet, said her friend. But
All you’ve known is this. Dreams undreamt, words