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The Cane

One strike of the cane For wanting love Two strikes For not being good enough Three strikes of the cane For saying you give up Four strikes of the cane For wanting more Five strikes For pointing out The promise is gone Six strikes of the cane For wanting it to stop...

Never

In a little white bungalow I stood waiting On a message From the stone gods Scribing a diaphanous message Unreadable to an untrained eye One unaccustomed to pain Or the ways of love unreturned But I knew The dalliance of black and white Had come to its end And I faced...