We put our heads together,
but it didn't help our hearts.
We painted peace signs on each other,
but didn't toss away our arms.
You set your hands and face against me,
curse, and claim me stubborn as the time.
Still, I won't eat your shit and sawdust
and call it berries from the vine.
Tirelessly re-written and savagely edited into 55 words for my G-Man!