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
into you
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.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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  • Jenie Franksay (10/17/2013 12:02:00 AM)

    thoughtful... hmmm...
    good write..,

    i invite u to read nd cmnt on my poems.
    regard, jen. (Report) Reply

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