Let us both breathe easier
Is it only from a distance
you think your beauty is ravishing?
Is that why you disdain my praising?
Or is it what anyone that approaches you
How thin your shell of knowing
How brittle your command of presence
How vulnerable you are inside
where all is still young and growing
Do you want to be victorious?
Is that why you approach everything
ready for a fight?
Or do you really need to be defeated?
Where everything will grow damp and swollen
and you will fall forever
Why do you go on protecting your mummery
like a wound?
Does one gather threads for a garment forever?
Lets share a secret between us
I will confess it is my face in the mirror
and now we can both breathe