I remove each grain
Of dirt from under my short
Finger nails, you thought I was vain
When I said, ‘I am the best
Thing that ever happened to you.’
But you knew I was right.
I wanted to prove my love to you
But you wouldn’t let me. You said
You were leaving me for someone new.
I thought you were lying, messing with my head.
You said you were serious and I was shocked,
I didn’t know what to do.
So I did the best thing I could think of.
I went downstairs and got a knife.
I was finally going to prove my love for you.
I came back upstairs to see you packing.
You looked at me with a surprised look.
I said I wanted to show how much I love you.
I came closer to you and showered you
With my love as you showered me with yours.
After we finished making love, I carried you
Downstairs and outside. Now here I stand
Looking at your angelic body in your eternal bed,
‘I was the best thing that ever happened to you,’ like I said.
2004 Gustavo White