To Those Who Saw Her Safely Away
The poet won’t buy you any more trouble by trying to say thank you.
You know who you are — and that’s been enough, for a long time.
Nice riding the bus with some of you — even though, it’s true, both of us would have been looking a little ragged.
Yes, the poet’s learned that, along with every other truth of love among us, “thank you” is all too often unacceptable.