it's not friday

he decided
long ago
never to walk
in anyone’s shadow
if he–
wait
that wasn’t him
he decided
long ago
to never like
girls he could
like
really like
and he’s
never admitted
that
it was after
a breakup
the
breakup
and
yes
this one is
about
her
at least this part
anyway
he thought
feelings
could have
ceilings
(and that
word doodles
could have
accidental rhymes)
if you wanted
if you needed
but
then
he was wrong
it happens
infrequently
‘and who is playing
the cure
that isn’t curing
shit’
so
for all his plans
to stay
outside
of the fray
he found himself
in
and
making stories
out of glimpses
so perfectly
captivating
really
and seeing things
he wasn’t
creative enough
to even wish for
and so
completely
sucked
in
he’d long been
worried about
well
aware of
letting
his guard down
never once
considering what could
happen if
it was
her guard
that came down

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5 Responses

  1. Shelley says:

    Too bad you can’t see people reading this and getting to that last line – it has an actual physical impact. Of course, that WOULD be kind of creepy…

  2. She’s probably going through the same thought processes… Trust me.

  3. Sid says:

    Whitney? Yes, that really is the type of song i’d imagine a manly man to know the words of.

    Love the part about glimpses so perfectly captivating

  4. That mix of selfish and selfless in love has always fascinated me.

  5. BS says:

    he thought
    feelings
    could have
    ceilings
    (and that
    word doodles
    could have
    accidental rhymes)

    You made me giggle.

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