Hold me up
Because I need holding,
And nobody else can do it,
Not a soul:
For once I need some news from you
Of how the war progresses
And the new top
That you threw on this morning

Let's leave this place
And take a chance on something
That is unexpected
And benign
But you won't see it that way
So I'll keep my cards close to my chest
And say nothing,
Not a word.