04 April 2008


You didn’t guise your query as
a question – it was a statement
part concealing some vague need;
I felt no pressure then in answering.

The game was squared and drawn
by my weak reasoning, you’d made
your play; and silly me – I’d left our
discourse free of clauses binding.

So it’s ok to change your mind again.
Yes, I care, but that’s no way to lose
with grace to curiosity – and any case,
I haven’t an agenda to defend; I wish

that you could say the same. In time,
no doubt, you’ll state the reason why
you needed me agree with you – before
I ever knew the physics of your aim.
© 11 March 2008, I. D. Carswell