But You Need Me Not


In class I took two paper clips

Bent them, shaped them into what I want

What I need, what I chose to script

But you need me not


I need you like a prisoner needs parole

A great escape, a timeless feat

In such time, you are my concrete role

But you need me not


The sky has begun to lose its pigment

Something that I didn’t ask for or expect

Something that makes my chest lament

But you need me not


You took the two little pieces of love

Something precious, something whole

You looked at them and in your pocket you shoved

But you need me not


And I’ll keep making the paper clip men

Hoping that this would be you and I

Crying and laughing time and time again

But you need me not