Loneliness

Come to me now my mistress

Wrap me within your blanket

        Keep me safe

        Keep me warm

        Shut out the piercing light

I don't wish to see

Bury my feet in the Earth

I do not want to walk any further

Put my eyes into a bird's nest

I have no desire to see again

Put my hands in the deep water

I am afraid to reach out

Leave me my heart though

That I may relish this sweet torment

This bitter tasting wine I do drink

It lets me know that I am alive still

When I am all but a corpse

Let me lie here with you

    in the dark

    not moving

    blind

    helpless

alone

November 25, 2000