Tell the Truth and Don’t Dribble

– She’s a kneebuckler, I’m sure of it.

– A what?

– Kneebuckler, you know kneebuckler?

– Not personally.

– No no. A kneebuckler is a woman so beautiful in who she is she buckles your needs. Retaining the ability to stand can be an issue.

– You mean it’s more than looks.

– Can be, of course.
– So meet her sitting down.

– That’s not all though.

– All what?

– That’s not all kneebucklers do to you.

– I don’t understand.

– When you meet someone you’re supposed to talk.

– That’s what they say.

– Who says?

– I don know, it’s an expression, that’s what they say, an expression.

– You’re supposed to talk –

– When you meet someone.

– Right. But if she’s a kneebuckler that can be difficult.

– Talking?

– Apparently you think I’m a kneebuckler because you’re not having an easy time talking yourself right now.

– I don’t think you’re a kneebuckler. Nobody’s think that.

– Then try concentrating on what I’m saying here.

– Okay.

– You meet a kneebuckler, retaining the ability to speak coherently is at risk.

– So what do you do?

– Try not to stare.

– That doesn’t make any sense, you have to look at her.

– I know I have look at her, but I don’t have to stare.

– Stare meaning…?

– Your eyes glaze over, you hope to God you’re not dribbling. And you try to remember to nod when she says something.

– What if she asks you a question?

– Tell the truth, always tell the truth.

– Tell the truth and don’t dribble.

– There ya go.

– Then maybe that’s the way you approach things like this.

– Tell the truth and don’t dribble.

– There ya go.
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IN THE BONES OF YOUR SOUL

What do you want



To know about me





I can see your



Breath pulsing at me





I can feel you here



In this space





In my room I ask



What do you



Really want





Do you really want



Me to talk to you





Holding nothing back





Say all that has churned



And spiraled in me





Sometimes at a pace





So chaotic I thought



I would fall from existence





Do you really want to know





In and out



You are so beautiful



You buckle my knees



In grateful glory





There is as you may know



A little boy inside me





I suppose it is safe



Maybe not to say there is



A little girl inside you





Across the distance



I say this to you





I can feel you



Your heart beat





I can feel the soft



Rhythmic cadence



Of your voice





The sculpted and bold



Creativity of your thoughts





Your feelings you



Breathe for love





Where in the bones



Of your soul



You know you are safe





Being you





You are with me



Promise





My words sail



On the mighty back



Of gentleness to you





Pledging my always open heart

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