FIRST LOVE LAID ASIDE
I lay here waiting for his step
As he comes down the stair
and turns the knob, opens the door
to his sanctuary.
How long I’ve waited for his touch;
to anoint my back and belly with oil;
to caress my sides with love;
to hold me close as before.
Another came into his life,
one fateful day. When I lay with
broken back and distended belly.
I could not utter a sound in protest.
Without voice, I watched in horror,
as he cajoled and teased another.
Gone now, that one never pleased him
as did I, in my younger days.
Once more, I alone am all he has.
Will he not now hold me close as before?
I would sing for him, in voice so sweet.
My heart cries out for one more chance to please.
Come; wipe the dust off my belly,
string me up and stroke me with fine hair.
See what melodies lay within my depths.
Let me be your only love again.