For Ways To Not Fall In Love


I will not ask your name
in case it becomes my new lullaby
turned over and over again.


I will not kiss you first
in case pecked it remains with me
a silent signature of your lips.


I will not dance with you
in case the drink blurs your face into my dreams,
watching between Love and Like.


I will not tell you my hopes
in case you fall for those
and not for me.


I will not touch you
in case you become that which I hold onto
dark, groping, unable to see.


I will not speak to you
in case your voice begins to merge
with the heartdrum in my chest.


I will not text you quickly,
or leave you kisses
in case I begin to fall 
and fall and fall and fall
for you.

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Gus Jonsson

Tue 6th Apr 2010 13:36

Superb piece Max love this to bits!


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Sun 4th Apr 2010 17:59

a great poem max

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Sun 4th Apr 2010 17:07

sounds like a man I recently met. Oh call me pleaseeeeee!ha ha
nice one and I like the title

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Max Wallis

Sun 4th Apr 2010 15:43

Thank you Ann & Janet :) I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Sun 4th Apr 2010 13:43

This is great. Easy to read and simple to associate with. :-)

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 4th Apr 2010 13:13

What a lovely poem Max.

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