1.25.2013

alibi

If anything could turn me
into a praying woman,
it’s the fear
that you
could become so separate
from me
that I don’t know you
but don’t realize
I don’t know,
your secrets locked,
combination protected,
too obtuse
to be decoded
even after
it’s too
late.
here is the church
here is the steeple
open the doors
and see all the people
My love, I will learn
how to kneel
by your bed and pray,
seek absolution,
give penance,
flagellate,
whatever it takes
for you to live
a singular
truthful
life.
My love, my love
Be careful,
be well,
safe,
be.
here are my hands
here are my arms
my heart resides
inside your words


 
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