You Say You Want to Be Just Friends
|You say you want to be just friends,|
But do you mean goodbye?
Is that the easy way to end
The wish without the why?
You owe me nothing, as I owe
You equally, and yet
There's something in the undertow
I cannot just forget.
There's something lovely like a song
That's waiting to be heard,
Or like the feelings that belong
To some unspoken word.
And so with you I cannot simply
Smile and stay aloof.
I take the risk of asking frankly
For the untold truth.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon