Love came along and saved me saved me
Love came along and after that
I did not feel like fighting for
anything any more after all
didnt I have not that I had
anything to speak of
OR keep quiet about
but didnt I have
company in my nothing?
someone to say You're Great, to shout you are
wonderful, to whisper to me you are my every little thing?
& then one day Love left to go save someone else.
Love ran off with all my self-esteem my sense of being
wonderful and all my nothing.
now i am in the hole.
© Judy Grahn, published in The Work Of A Common Woman