Silent Prayers; Delicately Heard

I think

I might like you 

I think to myself on late night lonely trains 

Watching the city lights fade into the distance and wishing 

If only you were here to see it, too

 

There are worse people to adore than your best friend 

Worse people to know everything about you 

and you of them 

 

I know you 

Moments you regret

Private jokes and unspoken secrets 

At our collective best and worst 

Nighttime drives for milkshakes 

 

Early morning coffee 

That is so sobering 

It is though someone flicked a light switch on

 

The happy dance I do when food arrives at our table 

The perfect way to make me laugh 

The only person I allow to embarrass me

 

I stood in the pouring rain 

Watching touchdown after touchdown 

To see the sheer joy and excitement on your face 

As you turned around 

Took off your helmet

 

And saw me 

 

Saw me truly 

Clearly 

For the first time 

 

Peering through the looking glass 

I saw seasons change, flowers bloom and lightning strike at the same moment 

 

Clarity 

At last 

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 12th Nov 2019 14:11

An enjoyable journey through the emotional landscape of friendship
that recognises like as a degree of love.

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