Cross my heart and hope to die;
String a needle through my eyes.
Pierce my ears and split my tongue;
Wire my teeth through the gum.
Sew my skin, hip to hip;
String through every finger-tip.
Pull my arms between my thighs;
Bind hand to ankle and stitch the sides.
Flip me up–upside down;
Hang me six inches off the ground.
You can leave me there, balled and bound;
I’ll try hard not to make a sound.