An Inappropriate Poem for my Best Friend by Tilly
You make me feel, like I’m crashing
Into tide after tide of waves:
And every hit makes me weaker,
But leaves me wanting more.
You make me feel, like I’m made of stars
Trying hard to escape my skin
And fly back into the sky,
Tearing me open; just for you to see.
You make me feel, like every inch of my body
Is on fire
Burning to remind me:
That I’m still alive.
I look at you and remember
How I was meant to change the world
And build it up –
Yet can’t help but tear it down.
I am madness
Rushing from side to side
In the confusion that I made
Inside are the words I long to say:
Running through veins, searching for escape,
But how can I lose you
By speaking these words,
By showing how I want nothing else
Than to be with you forever?
How can I, spend another second
Of how your lips brushed against mine
Sparks electrocuting me
In the best way?
How can I be so close to you
Every single day, without
Bursting into blizzards of snow
That envelope you in beauty?
What must I do
For you to understand
That I might love you
In too many ways?
For I am mute
And would rather endure this pain
Than run the risk:
Of ever losing you.
This poem is one of the chosen entries for DESA’s Valentine’s Themed Poetry Competition.