This poem was originally published on 4 July 2017.
I made it halfway Without a single drag When my pants caught On a rose bush And they snagged She said – Honestly Can’t you do anything right? You’ve got a melodic bark But your words don’t bite - And then there was Something About the way I moved She said – Did you know I’m in love with you? – I said I’m flattered And she was aghast She told me – You’ll never be happy – I laughed She said – Let’s be real You’ve got to stop Minding words Break down Your masoned heart Because your love Is absurd – She sighed Then queried – When will your Tongue Not tailor Tales? When will you Adopt a patch Of earth? When will your Skin Not crawl With those inked words? – There she paused Took a breath And said One final time – Be real I beg you be true – I replied How can I When the truth’s a Lie for you?