Only the Bravehearted

A braver girl than I would launch a rocket to your lips

but instead I take honours in spectatorship,

awaiting deliverance in the corridors of shyness,

searching your face for clues that prove

that you dream of lying in some other woman’s arms.

 

A braver girl than I would not strangle her passion in rhetoric

but let it dance free, barefoot in the embers of desire.

 

instead I, Quixote style fight with adversity, proving beyond all doubt that a firmer self-esteem needs no hooks to hang itself upon.

 

A braver girl than I would risk rejection, laughing boldly in the face of unrequited attraction,

but not I,

I who seek in triplicate assurance that once unleashed, desire will never to be chained again to solitude or lace lures of opportunity be case into inky waters.

1998

 

 

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