26 (more Ann)

How is it you would rely upon me?

I would lie at your command, relied upon.

The words of the promise, I read, writ large,

to meet the larger vow to the larger read—

and provisos and riders shall rest in peace,

assured safe keep, and devotedly prayed upon.

Rely upon me and the harder reads with ease,

hour on hour shall be reliably free.

Rely upon me to honor my wards,

to be to you doubly true, or true to none,

to undertake the blest and the holy.

Rely upon me as if the ice age

moaned the vow in a chorus of moraines.


also embedded at The Believer Logger

also embedded at PEN

included in "Webcam Girls Read Sonnets" in Vice

podcast by InDigest

originally published in Wordriot