Love And Deceit

I’ve hurt you
The furrows beneath your eyes are moist.
Betrayed you.
Your terrified eyes, your trembling hands, lips
Accuse me.
What can I tell you in defence?
Lies and a thousand more.
It’s you who I love
You alone
Every day, every instant.
My fire sweeps your oceans dry
My selfishness makes barren
Your hills of hope.
Your lush green meadows of tenderness
Don’t forgive me.
All I ask is for one drop
From your milk of human kindness.

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