If poetry could answer
the questions in my heart,
fulfil the longings,
speak words with perfect flow.

If it could save my voice
from facing what it must,
or speak the words I want to say
without the chance to fail.

If perfect verse could win a heart
more than genuine connection.
If avoidance could achieve something
that knowing truth could not.

If I could find it easily
is that the world I want to live in?
And never quite appreciate
the things I truly love.