Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Do You

Do you want me
to write a poem
for you
made of images
and feelings
woven into words

would you wear it
out in public
like an uneven scarf
or ugly sweater
because I made it

or would you
fold it tight
and secret it
in the back of an unused drawer
taking it out
only when I mentioned it

I wouldn’t mention it

The memory
of your textures
is more vivid in my mind
than anything I could create
in an attempt
to express it

the strands of twisted color
that reflected on your body
the curls pulling at your hair
from the moisture of sweat
the fathomless echo
of something we don’t speak of
sounding in your dark eyes

If I write for you
I may not share it
I may let you find it
left casually
on a bedside table
written with a golf pencil
on the back of a receipt
or at the bottom
of a grocery list
right after bread and wine

I may write it in the dust
on your car

As long as you do not ask
if I love you
I may write you a poem
made of images
and feelings
woven into words

(c) RCGA 2015



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