I have known you for about a minute,
Although it seems like we met in a different life.
You know some of the darkest corners of my soul,
Most of them yet to be excavated by the world.
You notice my tells that I didn’t even know I have,
My poker face is wasted on you.
I often wonder about your ability
to make my woes melt away,
It’s like a magic trick that always amazes me.
How do you do it? Is it a pill
or a skill that you mastered at camp?
We’ve laughed together till our stomachs hurt,
And laid next to each other silently.
We shared our plans to start new lives,
And the ways we want to conquer this one.
Although we say a lot to each other in person,
We always leave more unsaid.
I can stand up to bullies & stare down armies
But I still cannot say the few lines that I need to you.
I hide behind the safety of paper or screens
because I am an emotional coward.