Monday, May 9, 2016

Caveat Emptor

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

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