I wanted to tell the world how much I loved you but your name was unknown I erected anonymous monuments to you and gained the praise of many who did not understand I did not want your praise your love would have been enough.so told with your touch but withheld like heroin to an addict who kills the beast but wants its soul and you departed with mine in hand I threw my anger at your back and built a temple of disillusion in your honor And now you have come to inspect it . you walk tentatively through the door, my heart stands still when you greet me and in wretched silence I wait for your next word
caroline 1999 all rights reserved
The Bubble Bath
I drew a long hot bath with lots of bubbles in it a pillow behind my head I could be asleep in a few minutes I'll forget the worries of the day and sip on a cold glass of wine I'll chase away the demons that love to invade my mind I'll ignore the thoughts of work at a job I really hate and maybe in the morning I'll just decide to sleep late Or maybe I'll call the boss and say I'm not coming in 'cause when the wine ran out I switched over to the gin I got my toe stuck in the drain the fire department's on its way Wouldn't you know its just my luck now there will be hell to pay! I'll never live this down Now isn't this just a peach My towel is on the doorknob four feet beyond my reach.