Thursday, July 27, 2017

to leave all I know for your scent, of jasmine

you told me that
you loved me
how could I live
with the passion
chained and tame
because a person
you never met
didn't do something
you'd ever imagine
you invited me
to abandon everything
for your scent of jasmine
for your offer
of endless things
that are never endless
I am unable
even fragile
I am broken further
for your words
and I
have never been willing
or able or desirous of a life
with someone I've never met
for the hope of something
that would end soon after the meeting
you told me I was weak and I am
but not for the things you think
in the confidence of a friend
you saw an edge and pursued
what was not yours
and I am weak
because I listened