"The Love Song of Lucas Burkett" by Lucas Burkett
If I ask in my best poetic voice
DO YOU LOVE ME?
Please check yes.
I think this problem with intimacy stems
from Confession when Bishop Crawley grilled me
over whether or not I liked Baywatch.
I was twelve.
For Lent, I
substituted the sin of spermicide
(Us dinosaurs hunted for pornography)
I’ll be ready (I’ll be ready)
(whenever you fear) oh don’t you fear.
Forever and always, I’m always here.