being, needs, and
in naïve ears
the question asked—
a simple touch;
he asks too much.
but need–or want–would cloud the mind
and smear the once defined lines
and her once clear, far-seeing eyes
blindfolded by naïveté
are useless, and the conscience, spurned,
can give no wise nor reas’ning word
by deafened ears to e’er be heard.
the once-strong will has crumbled fast
the boundries, passed.
the broken bonds–
the thief has only come to steal;
the gift is going,