give me wings to fly
send me high into the sky --
and when i fall,
catch me in your breath,
wrap me around your sorrow,
and cradle me with your

(call me your babe --
and we can get lost in the woods)

send these bad thoughts scattering
like a variegation of light
though a broken window.

cut me deep with your (shards) words --
deep enough for internal b l e e d i n g
just so i can feel something.

numb isn't a good color

(but darling, i will be numb
if that's your favorite color)