Archived: Compromise :: Chelle Costello

Read the subtext: I’d leave you for a horizon

Bright enough,

And the only reason I’m still here

Is that you’d let me.


I think of the miracle

That you understand me like a second language

Surprising fluency in my native tongue

My savage, broken bellows finally answered by a

Second voice.


It sounds like this:

I’ll go with you.