The more you give,
the more we want from you.
The less we get,
the less we need.
The greater the belief,
the faster the drop.
We gurgle content when you are out of sight
we clamour with impatience when you hover by
We ask and ask, for ears that hear us,
and hearts that answer with memories of guilt.
Relieved of care, we waste not, want not.
Away from pity, we do not fear.
We live, survive, grow and wonder
at your anger, confusion and delusions of grandeur.
You ask and ask
in bawling bands clinging too tightly,
You want and want, unruly imp,
so winsome, so toothsome.
You glance, we melt
lest we forget
what got us here in the first place.