let me live my life as a leaf. let me lift and leave as they do. they beg not to let go of limb… but they go nevertheless, their greeness outgrown. their brightness only crumbling to rustling brown bits as i watch whether trampler will rake them back to me… they do not stay as i do. i alone cannot bear for each of them to go. leaving me so bare and barren once more. let eternal winter slay me through once. lashes no more, no one hears my white muffled cries. crack me in two and be done with your icy touch. let not Spring come again with her adornments, they mean nothing to me no more. Sultry Summer with her, blush of petit sweet offerings. my bitterness ever taints them… carressing eyes yet shriveling tongues. etch not your beloveds upon me… i promise your parting, under my very boughs.
Everloving I: beg among the multitude, but you are darkness-fair, to give but kingly precious few… an essence of almsto sustain the pleader more.In my wounded soul: I have placed you piercing deep, yet still you wander… still my heart do reap.I will breathe the very air: that you will move to form, the words of change.
And there I will: part my lips, to sigh…to seal… and cry with my soul returned