when you’re a [4-leaf{ed.}] {c}lover

when you’re lucky enough to be in love 

with serious people worth

being serious about – the kind who take from

as much as they give to, and who live life as big

as it should – then everything you edit, about the

everything which that living thrives into and out of,

clearly becomes another thing 

to be lost and then once more won, as a settled old 

score but never a scar.

and so being with you is the are i now want to be:

really can’t you see …?  

or must i, as mad writer, spell out every step

of the next stage 

of this story 

we will live together, if – still! – you do want me …

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