At Arm’s Length

I’ve told you

to stop, before I lose control

That is why, I need to keep you

at arm’s length,


I’ve measured the distance

calculated the cost

added the proper amount of desire, and

longing, and subtracted the need

to be with you


Sorry, but the numbers just

don’t add up, I’ve failed to keep

us apart, due to

my bad way with numbers….


Just one of my failings,

I guess…