Wednesday, January 8, 2014
In All Honesty.
Give me a little ledge of bargain;
Not to plead or beseech.
But to spread out the reasons upon reasons in favour,
And to burn the reasons upon reasons against the thought of me for you.
Wipe the ashes down your skin,
And press the ember upon your soles,
As you watch my little ledge.
Give me a little slice of attention;
Not to feast upon or devour.
But to carefully and slowly spread every inch of time
Over these words that tumbled, escaped and slipped from heart to mouth
Such fragility formed upon cracks in that heart:
The heart that craves a little slice.
Give me a small measure of respect,
Not fake endearment or genuine hatred;
For in all honesty, that is what I need.