2 Poems Written for Kane in 1990

Other Woman
I refused to give you back rubs
Because she was in massage school
And when you chained me to your bed
I knew that you’d chained her there before
The same way
She thought that I was dangerous
But she was just a secretary
I did not care what she thought
As long as she remained
Afraid of me
And I did not care what you said
I would never sleep with her now
The three of us could never be together
Now that you’ve told her
All of my secrets

You blamed me for your cigarette habit
I said But I always smoked
Before you knew me
In the end you told me that
You wanted to kill yourself
Because of me
I reminded you that
You’d always wanted to kill yourself
Before you met me