Oh, how I want to go to bed with you!
I think there’s something real here—let’s pursue it!
Just one thing: when we reach Love Avenue,
I’ll try to be your friend. Don’t let me do it!
I’ll make you feel at ease. Please—please!—feel lust.
I’ll want to go shoe-shopping with you. Stop me!
Don’t treat me like a brother you can trust.
I don’t want sister kisses—lollipop me!
(I love that image.) And I love you more
Than just a friend—but that’s just what I’ll be,
Because it’s safe. And safety is the floor
I walk on. And if you walk there with me,
Then we will never. But we’ll always be
Good friends. And that’s not good enough for me.
Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells