If You Please

If You Please

If you please,
“Please” is a prayer:
Please me,
Please you.

You see?
Quid pro quo
(Akin to “seize”,
Only more slow)!

It is ease we seek.

Am I heir?
Or do I speak to air?
Who can know?

(written 5:00 a.m., May 6, 2001)

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