The Girlfriend's Lament

By , Tomball, TX
You proudly drape your letter jacket across my shoulders
And my back boasts your venerated name.
I prefer my worn gray hoodie.
But I’ve forgotten how to say no.
It’s 3:00 in the morning
And we’re still talking
Without really saying anything.
What do I want?
Sleep.
But I’m too afraid to hang up.
I’ve forgotten how to say no.
Friday night
And where are we?
Cuddling at the movies
Again.
What’s this one about? Who knows?
Too busy dreaming of a girls’ night out.
But I’ve forgotten how to say no.
And sometimes I would like
To wear the perfume of my choice.
Or go three weeks without shaving my legs.
Or eat a half gallon of ice cream.
Or spend a night crying over Hallmark channel movies.
And go
And speak
And think
And breathe
Without you there.
But I’ve forgotten how to say no.





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