~Shemeka Michelle
What if I look to someone else
to try and understand me?
What if I look to another
to give me what I need?
What if when you withdraw yourself
I choose to share my heart
with someone who’ll kiss away the pain
from life’s daggers and darts?
What if I choose to take a bite
of some forbidden fruit?
Tricked, fooled and deceived
by a serpent in a suit
To be covered by you has always
 been my greatest wish
But with unfailing consistency
I’m the last on your list
What if I choose to remain?
But my heart goes astray
Because you always choose
 to ignore everything I say
What if I continue to cry
out to you for help?
But you continue to supply the rope
By which I hang myself