later

By Sarah Frederick

Take one of these and 

call me tomorrow 

lay down and rest 

close your eyes. 

I want to see you 

get better, get healthy 

get lots of sleep -- 

at least, try. 

There’s no other way out

 

just let the time pass 

stay down, babe, you said just stay down. 

But I want to give in 

to the rain soaking my

clothes to lights awake all

 

night 

above town. 

So when you’re sleeping deeply

I’ll put on a jacket 

and make my way to the backyard. I’ll roll both

 

of my sleeves up and tell you everything 

 

I’ll let you see each of my scars.