I would

I would not trust a wolverine
no matter how he loved me;
I would trust a wolverine
to tear my throat at his whim.

I would not trust a seller
who loved me too much;
I would trust a seller
to know what he wanted.

I would not trust booze
to solve what ails me:
I would trust booze
to cause and cauterize my wounds.

I would not trust a doctor
to know my suffering;
I would trust a doctor
to know my category.

I would not trust snow
to stay in summer;
I would trust snowflakes
to melt into the sky.

I would not trust a politician
to keep a promise;
I would trust a promise
to keep disappearing magically.

I would not trust lightning
to disobey all laws;
I would trust lightning
to be primal and majestic.

I would trust you
to know who this:
no matter what, trust this:
I am I and so are you.

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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