I do aim to listen so carefully
But along the way emotions interfere
Making me double take and wonder
If the words I hear are from your mouth
Or direct from out my mind
Wanting, yearning, wishing, imagining.
Desire is not necessarily harmful
If the motive guiding remains pure
And there is an innocent form of want
That covets companionship over lust
The need to closeness above touch
Proximity more than satisfaction.