Treat me

Post date: May 20, 2009 4:44:00 PM

treat me

naming every

thing inside me,

spelt exactly

what spleen

to call a scar

a scar, to know

I had a beating

heart, found it in my


when sleeping

woke me

with a gentle

dream, unweaving me.

no apologies for

my huge pupils


the sickness

and removed it.

never nervous

with those long tongs

like thighs touching


those hands


invite them again

two fingers at a time.

with engaging ease

treat me

in good faith

heal me

breath deeply

and pray

to reveal the source of

this patient kindness.