Space and Time

Dean Sobers

“What, love?
I’m not some charlatan.
And I’d be one if I said ‘Yeah, of course:
You suggest and so I guarantee
all and eternity.’ No,

I cannot give you Space and Time.

Only the worst beguiler
would make to flaunt such power.
Exactly how would I give you Space and Time?

As could this notional liar,
I can deliver mere parts:
the finite span of my life,
the environs of my heart.

This kind of question begs this kind of answer.
This kind of suggestion begs the retort:

I cannot give you Space and Time.”