Bleeding Heart Wishing

Book_cover_janet_tree_3_b_wby Janet Turpin Myers11 Nov 2015

If you could love as I do
If a song bird could settle your soul like twilight
If you wept for the tug of a rosebud mouth
or trekked tough trails in awkward shoes
hung another's pictures in your head
or kept warm in this oddly fashioned coat
If you watched with me while the white tails of deer bobbed upon waves of forest fog like sails before dissolving
into this ocean of trees
If you could love as I do
then I believe
you would not answer with gun
listen with bomb
think with fist
or slice the song
from another man's throat

Janet Turpin Myers