Play me a movie,
Those old French ones I admire
and watch with so much attention,
Something to help me
escape this unpleasant reality,
filled to the brim with suspension.

Play me Sinatra,
You know his music
undeniably fills my soul,
Something to help me
calm my mind’s raging storms.

Play with me, a game,
Those silly ones I like,
Something to help me
Ease my thoughts,
when nothing feels right inside.

Play with my hair,
You know it calms me down,
Something to help me
clear my head
when my world is falling apart.

But by all means,
Don’t make the mistake
of trying to play
with my unforgiving heart.

I.S.