Face Got in the Way

Oh you stupid face!!

What trouble you cause!!

If it weren’t for you

I could love


All your bloody rules

and stupid pride

they have me cornered,

helpless, quivering


Why won’t you let me?

My clenched teeth

pursed lips

and bags of tut-tut-tut


If I ripped you,

ripped you off,

might I at last

dance naked in the rain?