*Before I Vow*
Ah! My mighty singing bird
My thunderbird, like a little hornbill, 🔔
That drums my heart apart!💗💔
A hollow heart of free will—💘
Before I pluck roses 🌹 🌹
Or bend low to beg, 🧎♂️💍
Tell me I'm not begging for drama
Tell me my little plaything—give me a sign
That I'm not signing an early sentence,
That it ain't gonna be a joke
To sing and dance to merry for my death,
For my premature death–lively
Before I enjoyed not
The fortunes of sweat or–
The struggle that took me years
Ah! Glorious queen–tell me..
Tell me I'll not die for my choice—younger
Or regret ever seeing your conspicuous yellow skin
Or ever knowing the language of love.
What is it you think little kitten 🐱 ?
That now you have to dance to my music 🎶
That now you drink my drunkenness 🍻
Or condone my thunderous snoring 👃
What does it mean darling?
That we'll be one soul
That you'll be my flesh
That I'll be your problems?
Isn't it a nuisance sky lark?
Can you ever be ready for this?
Tell me honestly, tell me before
I put my strength to wrecked ship
That never will for once anchor!