The Hot Place



I will not feel wrong,

Because I think you are superb.

Others think I am


They do not see

You shine.

You are sublime.

I will fight for you

Because I am able.

You are ancient joy.

You are gentle.

Your strength is great.

I thought you might destroy me,

But you took me in

With fair firmness.

I will honor you.

I will respect you.

If you do likewise to me.

All will remain forever.


-lisa king, 2004