by ellen vanderslice

 11. Catch Your Breath

Take a moment, catch your breath.
You don't have time to live my life!
I can barely keep up, myself.

You don't have time.

It fed my vanity to be the
center of the universe for
just a while, but then,
my vanity needs no feeding.

I am the sun, the moon, the stars
to other lovers.
I am a black hole for attention.
Give it up, you will never fill me!

Take a moment, or a month, a year,
and catch your breath, my sweet.
Let your life sort itself.

With any luck I will be mute.

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
5 April 2002