Daily Archives: August 28, 2016

Putting words into my mouth

-O-

amid
careful phrases that explain
how I only want you for a week or a day
and tell you this is no more than a game I play
you pick out particular words,
store them away
to cut and paste
into a sentence that says
I want you too, I need you too,
I feel the loving way you do.
poor fool, the only one
who’ll get hurt
is you.

-O-

©Jane Paterson Basil