21 Oct 2015 – Them / You / We

Sweet charm – that’s your idea of them,
your glossy, eight-by-ten of them,
your filtered menthol draw of them,
an image framed in moonlit haze.

Another dreaming child – that’s you.
A knight on horseback – also you.
A princess in distress that you
can rescue – roles from ancient lays.

Exactly what is meant by “we”?
A fantasy constructed we
collaborate on – or do we
build cells to hold it all at bay?