777 [21 July 2006]

I could feel them just beneath the surface,
words waiting to be spoken,
to reveal how important you were to me,
but they never broke free.
And they never have.
I wanted to be by your side,
I wanted to belong to you
but my voice would not speak,
the words collected in my throat,
and I choked.
In every single incarnation of you,
I am afraid to sound stupid.
I’m afraid that what I feel
would be, in your eyes, ridiculous.
I’m afraid to take that risk,
to trust someone to feel the same.

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Newbie weight lifter. Love cats and baseball.
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s