I write the words I believe you’ll believe
to be true or want to believe as true
as I believe them to be true for you
as I want to believe them to be true
somewhere between these interlaced desires
we dance a Viennese waltz together
the rhythms of our conversation turn
within vague formalities of the day
my thoughts echo like heels across marble
distorting the intentions of each step
until all I can know returns confirmed
by the dubious language of silence
I speak the words I want to hear in turn
as I trust I say what you want to hear
(March 2013)

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