The Voice and the Cover

It´s my refrain that

I don´t dig love songs,

they´re usually much

too shallow for me.


My love poetry´s profound,

a bottomless well,

clinging to the grave and serious

much too heavily.


Whereas your simple tune

is highly lyrical

and deeply uplifting

in my ears.


As a rule I only blink at

professional gloss photography

seeing through its faked

sensuality much too easily.


By way of contrast I

am normally not in the picture

or with my back deliberately turned

as if walking out on you.


Whereas your photographed face

makes me turn up the volume

and I can almost sense

the smell of romance,

feel the shivers,

though you´ll always remain

just a voice, and a cover

to me.