A List of Wants
I wanted to smell the cotton of your sheets and the feathers in your pillowsbecause they left just a trace of your shampoo.
But I didn't, for fear of looking stupid.
so we could befriend all the bugs in our hair as we gazed up at the stars.
I wanted to drag you down to the barren soil
But I didn't, for fear of getting dirty.
in my car as we drove to all the places we had never been.
I wanted to sing along to the radio blasting
But I didn't, for fear of being heard.
simply because the moment seemed right.
I wanted to kiss your nose and your knee and everywhere in between
But I didn't, for fear of feeling close.
of your finger as it held onto my own in silent promise.
I wanted to tell you how much I hated to let go
But I didn't, for fear of fulfilling my biggest want.