Do not love me yet…

Do not love me yet  for I
Am still a slender moon 
A scimitar about the heart
Too sharp to touch too soon 


Before I’m touched I need to grow
More full in golden light;
I need to smile upon my earth
And rule some patch of night 


I need to know what roads ‘n fields
Lie in my domain
And dull my brand new ecstasies
With sophomoric pain 


I need the love of some blank boy
As cold ‘n dark as me 
That we might grope in ignorance
And fear of what might be 


And then when I’m a silver bowl
And know what I can hold 
Then  then  perhaps  we could try love
If you are not too old,do not love me yet…!

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