The Playground

he deserved our alliance.
One hell of a bogeyman,
she was the only person
to keep the secret.
The terror bared
her demons.

Anyone can be valuable
to you.
No matter how important
in that moment,
I came.
Intimidate me.
He doesn’t know
I’m willing,
though I
could “coax” her
into whatever
it was.

I might want her
but I leave.
Give me some hint
to figure out what it’s worth.
I’d negotiate with
a shadow
that I didn’t have.