What I won't ask you

January 31, 2011
Were I to ask you to dance
Dance with me under the moon
Nobody's watching
Just the stars in the sky
What would you say?

Were I to ask you to walk
Walk with me along the dry creek bed
Nobody's watching
Just the crickets in the grass
What would you say?

It would be a different feeling
Something before never expressed
A leap, a jump
A stuttering sentence
That I try to tell you with all of my heart

Were I to ask you to climb
Climb with me up to the clouds
Nobody's watching
Just the birds in the trees
What would you say?

This is a place we've never reached
Something never indicated
A tiny smile, pressing hands
A timid word
That I try to tell you with all of my heart

I won't ask you to dance
I won't ask you to walk
I won't ask you to climb
It would change us
The way we are
I'll just keep our words safe in my mind
Not clutch them in my heart
I don't want to kill our love
Our love so innocent
Pure, the way we are
You are just my brother
I'll keep you that way

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SophiaCross said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm
:) love it
loveyoumeg said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm
I love this poem! Its sooo pretty and simple and lovely. she did an AMAZING job at it!
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm
you're so awesome!  thanks!  
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