I'm Not Dining Alone With You

You’re welcome here
though secretly I wish
you’d go away

I’ll sing you a party song
bright like calliope
but swollen with late-night
behind the tent darkness

You’ll ask why
I feel confident singing
a song full of rain

And I’ll explain
it’s the kind of strength
that comes from inviting
the enemy to dine

Extremely Close vs. Worlds Apart: Flash 55 for Real Toads & Day 2 of National Poetry Month.