July 29, 2012

Do You









From the first call
until the last,
I thought
of the same question,
the one I knew
you always asked
every boy,
and finally asked of me,
looking deep
into my eyes,
touching the back
of my neck,
while I turned
the question over,
not sure I wanted
to answer,
knowing
you knew
what I would say,
just needed to see
my pain,
hear the break
in my voice
when I spoke
the words, heard already
so many times
before.

7/16/12