The audience has grown larger
and harder to ignore of late
Sucking on the promise that everything you do
will come back
with hands open for the next tidbit

Just let me be shallow
won’t you please?
Not all voids go so deep
I’m just like every other girl
and I’ll leave my signature off like our fathers intended

Mi amor, there is no future here
Not for this soft animal, wanting what I want
When that’s what you have, you’d think it gets easier
Instead there’s so much to lose


Some beautiful problems are worth having
We hang them up on our walls and admire them
and let more than one thing at a time be true
You asked me once how it works,
sometimes that’s all you need to do