Angel, Lion, I'm not as strong as I look.

It takes all my strength

Not to cry out in pain, to jerk my hand away

To denounce my humanity

Crawl back to you as a dog to feed from your hand

It takes all my strength

To write only poems, not letters

To live in this lonely world of my creation

To keep all this bottled up

As you once told me not to

You haunt my dreams, Angel, Lion,

A face of two masks:

One a nightmare, the other a dream

Please let me rest, placeholder of my heart,

Oh my Angel, my Lion