Don’t Try to Explain

The mind of a lover is a labyrinth
of false starts and miscalculations

something said was not intended in
the way it was heard then a wrong

turning was made in the maze words
of another person are given a false

interpretation and a passageway ends
in a blank wall an intonation mis-

understood and steps must be retraced
they say that the word labyrinth first

meant a double-headed axe remember that
love cuts both ways before you explain.