I see you,
Peeking out at me
From that foreboding cloud…
And, by the way,
That perfume is not fair
Especially since you change it every day
And now you smell like autumn leaves
And misty air.
And do not blink at me
Through limbs that throw their shadows on my wall
(However will my work get done?)
Or whisper in such husky tones
Before you say goodnight
And lay your fingers lightly on my eyes.
Have you not researched my life?
And therefore know I’m hardly nice to be around?
How can you claim me as your friend,
And look at me in silence with those starry eyes?
Stop tempting me to fall in love with you!
You know I’ve failed your every test!
My wickedness gets scorched to ashes
In the noontime of your focused lens
My cherished fears are all escaping from my grasp,
And now I’m looking forward to that leap into your arms!
So catch me, if you can!