I did not want to throw myself
On you, didn’t want to throw down the little I knew
So you could step over it.
To shake off the bewilderment, on our own,
The walls we banged against daily.
I didn't intend to take you away from
Your preoccupations, didn't want to know
What you held away from me.
What I wanted was only the caring
That would come as easily as a log tumbling
Over the waterfall of night.
I didn't intend to make you
Fasten on the differences between us, but that happened
As a log tumbles into a chasm.
We didn't mean for it to happen,
The stillness in the room like a book
Open on a table, far past midnight.