RIC S. BASTASA
YOU'RE NOT THE ONE
i can't explain why i did not utter the right word
to sum up my years and all about me to you
my lips trembled
my teeth gritted
i begin to lose sight of you
the fear is there after an earthquake
the honesty could have started its journey
there is only one word i need
but i never uttered it
i simply can't
for many nights i think about it
what was murky begins to clear itself
like i am a strainer
light switches in my window
if if were really for you, why should my lips tremble
why should my teeth grit and make that harsh sound of distrust?
now i understand
it is not you yet, there must be another one
yet to come
where i can look at myself and you straight to the eye
where i can easily utter the word for all my years and passing
if it were you, i do not even have to tell it.
if it were you, there is no need for any word.
we could have touched our souls gently, easily,
without any effort at all.
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