me be honest and condemn my love
because of what it does not make in me,
not out of wounded vanity and pride
but for the nothing that it leaves inside.
love was the dream of a stream and bed a boat
how sweet to float with you
down through the meadows of flowering rush
to the hush hush of
over the weir of death.
love is not just knowledge and tenderness,
a sympathy of brain and heart,
must be felt hard in the lower part.
Rotten with sympathy, love is a mistake
between us two
because you make as little heat in me
as I can make in