My love is innocent as the dawn,
And yet, I do desire you deeply.
I live for one and then the other—
Should I lose my love to gain a lover?
But, I am weaker than the dawn,
To want it all — desire and you together.
Ah yes, at times my feelings overpower me—
Falling in love is so terribly confusing.
Well yes, I have a serious problem,
But can you help me with some resolution …
Do you desire me, or do you need the bother?
How could anyone want me in my pitiful condition?
Perhaps the light of dawn is getting stronger,
And dawning only lasts a moment longer,
Could you rejoice again were I to love you—
For is it not love which feels such deep desire?
But is it really love, or something worse,
The Moon and stars, or baser stuff!
And can this extraordinary Universe—
At once alive with indigo-violet lust,
Then yield those lovelier offerings
… of gentleness unfurled.