schematics, drawn right next to where they'd lain
no truer course, performed behind locked doors
a pencil mark erased by years of shame?
listening intently, they called your bluff
uncomfortable now in your own skin
still you'd watch the plum nouveaux scuttling
forget to eat, forget to sleep - shadow
a love, prone to contrite repetition

with a controlled rigorous commitment
perverted, the dark is now receding
stand next to you in generous silence
moves us around turning our insides out
unconcerned with future consequences
throat open wide with newly vivid eyes