to save me let alone love me,
roll your dice, baby, our bodies know
the rules, love me forever
above the river run, remember
rain falling on what we have lost
and who knows when we’ll find it again?
If what we were was a pair of lovers
we tried to live up to the word love.
Comes a time betrayal festers, grows.
She thinks you’ll go back to loving her
if she tells you who she’ll be loving next.
Put your life on ice.
You no longer waste your time where you slept
alone or together. You go get lost.
She comes around. She asks the doors
that open where I am . . . then the windows.
Nobody knows. Your death crawled off;
alive you were like the weather:
too cold up north you had to go home
where your body got so warm, you glowed.
(27 November-6 December 2013)
copyright 2013 by Floyce Alexander