Don’t give me back. All else can wait. Though cold winds may open the door, your warmth holds me calling for honesty I want to give words flight Let it all spill out like a broken spout Hoping it sticks to you like smoke on my teeth. Lover! Let me stay! Fill my space – keep my feet off the floor! Hold my heart away from the flame. Allow me not the short glory of spring or fall, grant me every season. As your ticking watch, I desire to be constant.
Yet this shall pass like moments do As it fades, encourage my feet Anchor them with your gentle love lest my fear run them away Stand on my toes, kiss my face that I may stay abreast of truth. I will shelter your heart in mine Until time returns us Keep me!