Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously


So we talk about it
like adults:

the thing that makes us
feel as though
we are nothing like

and there’s wistfulness
in the ragged hormones

because we both know
for sure
that no matter what
we’d like to do
in some wildly inappropriate
looking glass world

we are on this side
of the mirror

and we can see behind us
the shapes of all the reasons
we acknowledge
like grown-ups
in our reflections

all the reasons
why our friendship
is ultimately
more important
than the risk
of losing it

in the flash heat
of attraction
that would be hot enough
to melt the glass
scorch the earth
and take down everything
we’ve built up
in an effort
to do the right thing
for everyone…

It’s complicated.

So I tell you
it’s too late
for there not to be feelings
but that I
am responsible
for the feelings I own
and you say
you don’t mean to hurt me
with your honesty
or the fact
that you’re bewildered
every time
you look at me

I offer to walk away
but we both know
neither one of us
is going anywhere

Despite the complications
we are not
going anywhere

we are not
going anywhere

(c) RCGA 2015


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