Around you, the slow dragging rasp
A fallen strap
Of a promise
You made
To me
For us

Not a lie, not quite truth
I grasped the steel clasp
You handed
To me
For us

My view
A world upside-down
Staggering horizon
Up down up down

Freedom betrothed
Wrists to ankles
A bar of standards
We should
Breathe in the slender space
In between
You bound
To me
For us