I Don't Know How to Love You

December 12, 2012
By NickBottom SILVER, BURKE, Virginia
NickBottom SILVER, BURKE, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is everything."
-Frank Zappa

"What doesn't kill you makes you stranger."
-Heath Ledger

“Stay.” She says.
She pulls me closer to her.
Her jacket is grey, a
Shadow, and
Warm. Fleece
Maybe, or some kind of synthetic fabric.
Her hot breath mixes with the cruel frost,
Sending her soul out through her lips,
To create a steam of pure existence and
Death. “I need you.”
I look at her,
This frail thing,
This nymph, who now believes
That she is ready to be a woman.
I cannot. I am not ready.
The cold penetrates my skin, seeps
Into my very soul,
Making all that I see
Black and
I look into her eyes, this
Wondrous thing of love and
Beauty. And I say “No.”
“I do not know how to love you.”

The author's comments:
I was thinking about relationships, and how people know they love someone. Then I thought, "What if someone knows that they can't love that person?" Vóila.

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