we set the table of our lives
with the knife blades facing out
in no efforts to protect ourselves.
Daddy always told me not to play with fire
but I soaked myself with gasoline
strung my skin with wire
a spark a fuse an accidental burn
could ignite all we've ever learned
not to do
into such a beautiful disaster.
All I know is when you looked at me through the lens
I said "I love you."
I really meant
when we turned off the camera
and turned to our lust
I knew this was going to shatter us
into fragments of dust
in no efforts to protect ourselves
Promises here are as useful as
a helmet to a sky diver
a seatbelt to a race car driver
promises here are knives
to cut out the sparkle in our eyes
we may be blind but at least we have memories
through the lens
I said "I love you"
I really meant it.
I love you.