by: Rebecca Taylor

Previously published by Barebacklit (in 2013)

Why is it that the words I want to say most

The ones that should be so easy do not come

That I am afraid of picking up a pen or a phone and telling you

Two little words like you matter

Or maybe even, let’s have coffee

At night in my dreams it is so easy

But in the daylight, fear or common sense take over

And I agonize about what I want to say

But cannot seem to find a way

My emotions sway back and forth

And I don’t know how to bridge the gap

My heart wants to say the words

But my brain won’t let it

This is why the words I want to say

Remain unspoken.