Only a woman can truly love me down down
to the bloody core of me.
Kissing kiss me (deeply) with your icy silver serpent tongue
I could kill you with one strike
pair you off with a friend
for just one night. Beg you
to come again
when it’s over get down on my knees
and ask: Why won’t you marry me?
I know you.
The only sensible reply. I love you
is never enough and not what I asked
(for) in the first place.