I do not want your smiles
or your sweet and pretty words
nor the sentiments you utter
like a chirpy mockingbird.

I do not want your promises
or the things you can afford
nor the pledges and the sing-song
of the same redundant cord.

I do not want to be your baby
or your angel nor your muse
it’s not enough to say: ‘I love you’
if you’re not here to soothe my blues.
©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
March 6, 2000 | Hollywood Hills, California

Photography Asaf Fulkss at The OC Recording Company
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II 50mm