tagErotic PoetryI should know better

I should know better

byWillow Rain©

Spook a boy
make him think I’m crazy.
It’s a certain magic that I have.

Leaves me feeling
too far extended.
Felt the snap.

Felt him go
too much
too close.
She’s work not pleasure.

There isn’t enough kindness in
what moves between us,
hard edges,
bones press up into the skin,
palpable and aching.

We misunderstand each other
so easily
and he’s not the kind
to stay long enough to find out why.

Words like candle flame
made me shiver close again,
but I should know better
it isn’t a dance that works.

He’ll step on my toes,
and if I complain,
he’ll be gone.

Made him think I’m crazy,
makes me wonder if I am,
open to the world
and bruisable.

Maybe it’s better to be closed.
He’s a mean boy,
and he thinks I’m a crazy girl.
He draws back before I do,
both tempted by the weaving line
of easy language
that can flow between us.

Bemused I chastise myself
silly, stubborn girl.
My only regret is that he always
pulls back first.

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