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It went on for hours
Our conversation was just so good
It was the being together part that felt so RIGHT to me.

I told you I wasn’t sure
I don’t know if I can open up again
I say this but I know that I’m opening anyway.

I’m vulnerable with you.

Despite what my intellect may be telling me.
It’s my heart that’s doing it
Opening up shyly and bashfully like a bud does in springtime
Why would I want to fight God’s natural order? Is there reason to even try?

You said goodnight first
I still thought about you when I went to sleep
In the middle of the night too, as I tossed and I turned and
I fiercely clutched my blanket.

It was you that I thought of
In the morning too, when I first woke from my slumber
I remember it so distinctly.
I didn’t want to have to say goodnight.

 

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© 2012, Pete Armetta. All rights reserved.

Pete Armetta (12 Posts)

Pete is a writer of Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories and Essays. Based in Charlottesville, VA, Pete is currently pursing Fellowships and Residencies in order to further hone his craft. He is a regular contributor to The River Journal, and has appeared in Take It To The Street Poetry, BestNewPoems and Subtle Fiction. Pete is pleased to be a part of the Expats Poetry community!


3 Comments

  1. Pete, this a poem filled with love-beginnings and so perfect for Valentines Day tomorrow. “Why would I want to fight God’s natural order? Is there reason to even try?” These are questions of a heart already in the clutches of love and so endearing.

  2. Pete Armetta (Author)

    Ahhh, thank you for reading, I’m glad you enjoyed. That’s right, why fight? :)

  3. “It was the being together part that felt so RIGHT to me.”

    It’s been a while, but I can remember all those first-love feelings. This touches me to the bone! Lovely, Pete.

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