Juanita Harris

Rookie (Philadelphia)

Just Enough - Poem by Juanita Harris

He uses alcohol to cover his pain.
Unsure of how to sustain
He lays down his troubles
With me,
And I provide him with a soft touch.
Nothing much,
But just enough
To ease his mind.
Enough to relax him
To help him unwind.

And he tells me of his sorrows.
How he wishes there were no tomorrow.
He doesn’t know his beauty
Or his worth.
So I provide him comforting words.
Nothing much
Just what should be heard
To ease his mind.

My eyes meet his and we finally kiss.
Racing hearts, now exist.
He doesn’t know if he should
Go further.
So I provide him reassurance
Nothing much,
But it gives him a chance
To ease his mind.
It helps him relax
As our bodies entwine.

Then within him all the anguish sleeps.
While inside me, I can feel him deep.
He was so in need of being wanted
And set free.
So I provided him this simple crutch
It’s nothing much,
But just enough
To ease his mind.
Enough to relax him
And help him unwind.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 2, 2010

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