the grammar of us (when i lie)

I want you to want me
I need you to need me
I’d love you to love me
I’m begging you to beg me

Cheap Trick

when i lie with you
i lie with you

when we lie bared together uncovered
we must cover our tracks

when we find darkness to cloak us
we bring ourselves to light

when we lie intertwined, i do not lie,
you do not lie

when we lie intertwined, i lie,
you lie

the grammar of us is the truth that lies beyond the truth
covered to be uncovered

—P.L. Thomas