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Errant Firefly

If I ate chocolate naked While lounging on red satin sheets Beneath the light of a pale autumn moon Amidst a Smokey glaze of heavily perfumed incense With no else to admire the sight, Would you then pay attention to me? If I cursed you Taking myself into a burning house That had no windows and only one door Out in the middle of the desert Miles away from nowhere With no else in the world to be frightened for me, Would you then rescue me from myself? What will it take to bring you back? My husband, my lover, my torture, How long will it take for you to realize That I am dieing? Dieing to be touched, to be loved, Dieing for compassion, for some passion, This girl you fell in love with Is going to fade away Unless you stop this petty selfishness, And save Her!... I am an errant firefly That some child has caught, And locked in a jar. If this lid doesn't come off, I will be dead by morning.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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