Your pound of flesh

I want you to love me,

so don’t just take

your pound of flesh

and think that

you don’t have

to give anything

in return.


Love doesn’t work

like that; it’s not some

great ideal of giving

yourself away,

like a sacrifice.


I want to love you,

so be real and

know that love

is about what

you return

as well as

what you steal.