Let’s escape into another world. A world we can call our own.
And I will keep that secret with you.
lying next to you when the lights have all been put out and there
is only silence in the streets and in the bedroom,
Just wrapped around
in a cocoon of love – blankets and limbs and
they’ve known each other’s rhythm from the first thump
With your eyes fluttered shut, and your mouth
hanging open in occasions
the night wearing thin;
the day creeps up on the window, begging to be seen
a feather on your neck
a whisper in your ear —
And, I know I’m being mean and a bit heartless but… yeah, I am mean and heartless.
If it was down to choosing sides,
I know it wouldn’t be me
as it has always been me that was discarded
in the middle of a bridge or the highway
But I hoped and wished and prayed – despite not believing in those kind of fairytales –
that it would
that maybe this time
I wouldn’t be the loser to be picked last
words sputtered out
before I even realized
that they were true
Oh no! It’s out there!
– awkward silence –
“I like you, too.”