Slow and Steady

I am the tortoise
I will not speed past you
I will not pass you at all
             on your best day.
            but I’ll do today
         what I did yesterday
      and tomorrow, again:
Work steadily
     without interruption
     until the day is done
              and on most days
You will find you have fallen behind
                I have come out ahead.
              (without coming out of my shell)


If you could be honest with me
       would you admit

   you want me
              to break

   you want

       would you admit
             you don’t care about your
   as much as
             you care about

       would you admit love?
   you could be honest
   you could be
                       with me