I promised you. I wish I didn't, I wish I could say something for you. I want to be your voice, But I know you don't want anything said. And I want to respect you, I just hope your voice is around the corner, But until then I'll fight for you in silence.
I promised, and I won't break my promise. (March 4, 2019)
Why are you so afraid? Who takes the courage out of us and leaves empty pages on our doorsteps?
If you'd ask me nicely I gladly lend you my aid In return just be as good as you allow yourself to be and thus I promise silently to instead of one I'll make two beds
Inside of these four sides and many scriptless lines My love's never quite sure how to call itself I call her by the only name that I know but know that it's not enough, not quite
If I wouldn't know better I would beg for your trust in these strong-rooted vines All I want is to let me be me for the sake of myself And hold closely and in full daylight my beloved stranger, reflected in fresh-fallen snow For I'd never want to be ashamed of keeping a feeling whole and tight
Please don't ever let me lose my hope in a strangers mind, it's all I got left in a world full of shallow familiars and quiet pretenders Don't let me go stray and leave the path less traveled
Let me have one hand that's tender that isn't my own trying hard to hold on to slippery simplicity