Battle Scars

I've got battle scars

Don't you see them?

They flitter and flutter

Over the gloss of my eyes

And pull in all reality

I've got battle scars

Don't you see them?

When you kiss me like that

And hold my hand just so

I've got battle scars

Don't you see them?

When I shudder at your respect

And cringe at your understanding

I'm used to kicks in the teeth

I've got bleeding wounds

Don't you see them?

But I'll survive

Like a wounded animal in the wilderness

So give me another melting gaze

Another sweet caress

Your time will let me heal