Would I lie
to you
of all people?
Would I…
Could I
ever
lie to you?

All razor edges
and resonant
stillness
Floating
plush on cushions
begging
“Take me home
please…”

Child-like
seeking comfort
Nurture
Embrace
I thought it
appropriate
Apposite
Perfect
to place
round some
silken neck

Of course
you came to mind
Of course

Would I lie
to you
of all people?
Would I…
Could I
ever
lie to you?

Oh, you know me
(too well
it seems)
I tried to get
back home
intact
spectacular
crystal
nestled in
deep
dark pockets

I swear I was
bringing it to you

But you know me
and swallowing stones

I swear
it was all for you
I swear   

[From Dianne’s prompt: ‘Crystal’]