by ellen vanderslice

16.  I Want Back

I want back into the circle of your arms.
I am a handful, won't you take me in, again?
I beg you to forgive my sulks and strategies;
and make your love elastic.
Embrace me, once more.

I am not wise, or thoughtful; I am vain
and silly, and you've put your finger
on my streak of mean -
but I love you to death.

And what a cold planet it would be
if lovers never lost their balance, never
said the thing that shouldn't be said,
never did a wrong thing.
What a cold heart you must have
to turn a deaf ear to my cry.

I want back into the circle of your arms.
Embrace me, love, once more.

1. cicisbeo
2. Pluto
3. she walked with a phone
4. Lullaby
5. The Key
6. I Remember One Rose
7. What I Want to Know
8. How I've Been
9. I must be mad
10. Love is Like Water
11. Catch Your Breath
12. The Speed of Love
13. Benevolence
14. Message in a Bottle
15. I Have Been Here Before
16. I Want Back
17. The Parallel Universe Has Closed





©2002 Ellen Vanderslice
11 September 2002