Blush Poem by Maya Hanson


You are a trigger, push me to move
but I am stuck behind the window of a motionless train
I don't know how long I watch the cars pass
and it feels like crying.

I have always traveled alone-
I love the open road, pebbles beneath my feet,
how I can sing with no shame to a heartbeat rhythm
more than someone to walk with.

But now you have tinted all the streets
and I can't get past the color
I still want to go far alone
but I want to climb high with you.

For a while I have loved your shadow,
I have learned not even you can make sad look pretty
so I drag these compliments down your arm
like the caress of paper glass.

I want to make you blush this skyline
and paint it on so it never leaves.

I want to make you blush a beginning
and keep the end out of sight for as long as we can.

I want to make you blush like I have
when I can't get you out of my head.

I want to make you blush the ocean
and pour it into my cup to keep for later.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: friendship,introvert,love,memory
Practicing Poetess 13 March 2017

Such descriptive imagery! Beautiful poem, Maya!

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