Lenora Lloyd

(To A_)

Let me drown
Flooded in your tears
Let me swallow
Until they disappear

For much too long now
I've watched you from afar
Hope for hope
Dreaming of your star
I once forgot Him
But you are His avatar

Your smile is my obsession
Let me wallow and revere
I require but your concession
—Oh, forgive my indiscretion!—
My devotion is sincere.

If this I ask you
Should cause you any pain
I would fight it
Your champion through the rain
I will shield you
From else I will restrain

Let me worship you
As my own Emir
Let me love you
Until I disappear