SPEAKING PICTURES

Your words consume me:

Speaking pictures

hold a mirror to my face;

bring to light the demon

hiding in the dark.

Accusations pull me out

and force me to feel.

-- The words that push

to the edge.

Your voice consumes me:

Speaking pictures

put the thoughts in my head;

free that demon

to rage in the open.

Accusations pull me out

and force me to see.

-- The words that hang

at the edge.

Your image consume me:

Speaking pictures

whisper the desires in my ear;

feed the savage demon

so it shall live.

Accusations pull me out

and force me to act.

-- The words that drop

over the edge.

You consume me:

Speaking pictures

hold the truth to my heart;

embrace the demon

changing it into existence.

Accusations pull me out

and force me to be.

-- The words that are

the edge.

10/16/03