This is just to say –

PART 1

I lay my plans
in the best
of ways

despite the
saying
that they’ll
“oft go awry”

I can’t help it
the anticipation
is sweet
and so painful

PART 2

I often play
it cool
when we talk

I have to
since you are cold
and protected
by your wall

Forgive me
Your ability
to ignore me
chills my blood

PART 3

I bury myself
in your neck
my arms around
your shoulders

With the hopes
that you’ll
understand
this time

Fuck it
It dawns on me
and I know
we’re doomed

——

I was challenged to create my own variations of WCW’s “This is Just to Say” — one of many, I assume, that will come to fruition.