Extracting

Extractions hurt. We know it.

Even lignocaine

Cannot completely obviate

The sense of searing pain.

 

Communication’s difficult.

We know this truth as well.

No anaesthetic, analgesic

To help your truth to tell.

 

For some, it’s just too painful

A hardship to reveal

What they think or may believe,

Even what they feel.

 

Some struggle with this facet

Of a person’s character.

Like guessing at a game,

Charades for him or her.

 

There’s always some new method

Of extracting what is worth

Being said or spoken of.

Sometimes silence is a curse.

 

What is thought is guessed at

But that’s another game,

Communication’s worth its weight

While hidden feels like shame.

Do You Understand?

Do you understand

My sensual wanting

Do you see and view

My need

Does captivity

Of feeling

Assuage

An endless

Aching need

Does nurture play a part

In who

Created thus I am

Or is nature

More

Determined to

Lay claim

To This

Alarm

It causes

To so many

Who can

Or cannot

Understand

Senses

All enveloped

Explored

To be

All that

I am

Are You Important?

Are you important?

Well, are you?

Can you control a ball like Beckham?

Can you sing like Annie Lennox?

Can you act like Jack Nicholson?

Do you look like Hugh Jackman? 🙂

Well?

Do you?

Are you, at all, important?

 

Well, fuck me, excuse my French!!

You’re here.

You’re alive.

You breathe.

You feel.

You think.

You give.

You take

And so, give others

The opportunity to give.

You are a child

Deserving of cuddles

And love

And you are

Worth

Treasures

Not held

In banks,

Or bonds,

Or offshore,

Or wherever.

I see you.

I know you.

I hear you.

I believe

You are here

For a reason

As am I.

Are you important?

God damn right you are!!!

Go you!