I need you to need yourself so deeply and so badly that you abandon the needs of the world today.
It’s paradise except for those women who are too afraid
to hold the men accountable
because this isn’t the USA
and the cops will ask you
what were you wearing?
except when it’s 11:33 PM
and I’ve had a moment where I realize
I’m holding space for you.
You are living in a world that does not contain the flesh of me, the heart of me.
and we Americans and Canadians shake our heads
this is why your economy is in the shits
you close your shops for 3 hours a day to take naps
to drink coffee for 4 hours
you think not of the future
and because of it you are fucked.
How dare you
take me softly in your arms
and rustle my heart into life
without your whole heart.
I stare into the souls of humans and ask them what they want.
You don’t get me yet
you get to chase me
and court me
I am not going to simply just lay down
like a prize.
If you want to be with me
or get the fuck out.
suddenly my eyes have sprouted from my heart
and all there is