Face Value
Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Suffering from a pain:
Pain of a lost love
Pain of a lost childhood
Pain of a lost

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Rejoycing with a happiness:
Happiness of a newfound love
Happiness of a newfound childhood
Happiness of a newfound

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Contemplating a thought:
Thought of a wonderful love
Thought of a wonderful childhood
Thought of a wonderful

Do not take me
At face value.
There is a person inside me
Confused by conflicting feelings:
Feelings for a wonderful love
Feelings for a lost childhood
Feelings
      sometimes
            for a way out

Do not take me
At face value.
-6/30/94
11:25pm