The One

In shock, she’s gone or here, which is worse I stare at her and think I’m like any other man who can be denied or turned aside and this is the worst side to love her, and so to be hurt to stare before a wall, that she won’t give at all for fear of losing all, for am I the one, who cares for her, before them all for am I the one to fall instead of closing my eyes at the end, always after the end this is the land, after all women of my dreams make it not so we are not perfect for I can’t give what I can’t get.

25 October 1973