ROUTINE


To love is to hurt,
To love is to harm:
Push me. Punch me. I won't raise alarm.
I show you compassion,
I show you myself;
You show your `concern',
I'm now something else.


To love is to sense,
To love is to sustain;
Seduce me. Seize me. I won't feel the pain.
For I show you compassion,
I show you myself;
You'll show your `concern',
I'll be something else.


Believe. Behold; I do as I'm told.
Shape me. Mould me. Strengthen Your Hold.
I'll still show you compassion,
I'll show you myself;
You'll show your 'concern',
I'll be something else.


To love is horrendous,
But love is humane?
Alone on my own; it won't feel the same.
But I showed you compassion,
As I showed you myself;
You showed your`concern',
Now I'm someone else.



Kate Bethel