Promise Me

you said,

"everything is compromised."

that is all I ever did

learn from you.

I can't help but wonder

why you would bother

to protect us both –

warning me,

but refusing

to tell me his name.

as if it could somehow hurt

me

more.

it felt good

to shout

vulgar words

at you – maybe

you even winced

a little.

I can't say

that I was even surprised

by your call –

you're always finding some way

to sneak back in.

I said,

"I am done with this

shit."

but you won't ever let me

go,

will you.

you said,

"if I ever see you

again,

I'll do something

nice."

why not

promise me

you won't ever show

up?

TMK 29apr2008