Let Me Love You
Let me love you, the bad
with the good, indiscriminately. Panting,
I slide my fingers under your lovely skin,
I want to eat your terrible sadness
like a magpie swallowing a spoon,
my belly rubbed raw by your edges.
God give me love for the parts that flare
and send my terrified heart wheeling to
some hidden hole; courage to find you
amidst the wreckage of myself;
let me love you, my long shadow loitering
around your rational heart, damn logic!
Damn your fool, fool heart, let me eat
your doubt whole, let me rip your hair
strangle your teeth, let me, let me,
let me in, let me love you.
By Tsjeng Zhi YingQLRS Vol. 5 No. 2 Jan 2006