Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I gave in to you,
blue eyes,
light hair
soft skin

i gave in to you,
but you make your attention seem
like charity-

like giving to the poor-

i gave up on the violin
i gave up on the oil paints

i gave up on being a lawyer
or a dentist
or a saint

i gave up on books
and cigarettes,

i gave up on pleasing people
or parents
or saving anyone

i gave up on god,
what makes you think i won't give up on you.


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