Shed those tears on the ground or
Eat the same dust from your mouth
Sing me a sad song—
The lyrics on your ashes I spoke.
Tremble for me, my darling
Like I am your greatest fear
In your bed, a mortal foe
Stay awake or sleep forevermore.
A bouquet of flowers I give to you
Scarlet like a dying sun, as dead as your love
Fall hard on the earth where I stood
Like a rootless tree barren of fruits.
Run for me in haste for your life
Drink sweat if you thirst
From the bottle filled with yourself—
A lost taste lasting on my tongue.
Write me a thousand letters
That I promise to never read
Let an unkindness send them not a murder
For good fortune to me they will bring.
Then kill yourself as if you’re alive
But stab my heart first as if I have not died
Dig our holes, with your hands as spades
Bury me with you, my darling
And this anger as lights from our eyes fade.