a tempting offer of death

if i wear my words like a noose
will you throw me labels i can keep?
the sadness, it's not contagious.

your face pops into my brain without want,
and without question, you are staying there.

i'll leave the one i love for you.
i don't care for you that way
but i need you as i can't explain.

grab me tight as you did only once;
lie to me with your mouth
as you say nothing at all.