Conceiver of the disillusioned
and marionette of your own emotion,
all brief wiry hair and a golden curl.
Weeping in hallways for lizard-tongued girl.
Bite your thumb, boy, gnaw away
at flesh, vein and nail. Hitch-hiker,
deserter, nocturnal-coated thing.
Left second finger, the darkness as a ring.
I once bayed at your feet with pig's tails
and spaniel eyes, you masochist, coward.
Love me not in yellow rose petals, and forget.
You won't remember the words of our whimpered duet.