Flexed Against the Danger
Trust cannot ever be spoken,
for it is the aphrodisiac of faith
and, like perfume, it cannot be seen
or heard or even described; it can
only be sensed as an aroma by
the soul who is always flexed
against the danger of false lovers.
Trust cannot ever be spoken, and
the one who does speak it instead
kills it, for trust can only be earned,
quietly and steadily, always by the acts
of the lovers and never by their words.