lesbian; the word of god

I.

make me a promise

of mud and cotton;

not pretty, but solid.

II.

promise our evergreen violets;

we will defend them with our lives,

swords and shields and kisses between girls.

III.

The sun is soft and warm

and so are her hands;

her laugh is magic, a lyre playing in the wind.

IV.

i sing a hymn of her flannel shirt

and all that is beneath it,

something ethereal and wild.

V.

the blood of the covenant pours,

and together we make a promise

that they cannot ever take apart.