by Bri Legit
Contest entry for the "Expressions of Emotions Poetry Contest". *Freestyle form
|Safety in the Shy
Waiting, watching, staring,
Lying and hoping-
Wanting and needing,
A solution to this
A cure for…
Not wanting it.
Only wishing I knew the words to end this silence.
Is it you?
Or are you the cause?
Maybe it’s the science,
The logical signals to my brain-
The hormones, the unfamiliarity, the anxiety?
What makes a person coy?
Not the science.
It’s not the logic, the progress, the reason-
Those aren’t things the bashful can grasp,
It must be-
I am infatuated with you,
Hold an insatiable hunger for you-
insatiable because I can’t even speak to you-
Maybe it’s safe this way.
This way where I can’t even speak to you,
Where I can only be shy for you.