The Paradox of the Sulk

We are too close for comfort
and it makes us wriggle and squirm
like worms in a hole.
And all this time I just need
you to tell me your mind for
as close as we are, I cannot see
it through your hair and your
skin, and your voice gives it away,
and it’s in
these moments that I feel
held at arm’s length with
one hand, but these speeches
we’ve just thrown at each
other crash clumsily together,
and I know mine sounds like an
budget catering tray,
bendy and tinny and
insincere, but it is sincere.
I just don’t know
how to harden up
but it’s hard enough when now
it’s 5 o’clock and
we’re on either side
of the glass
and neither of us
is looking up.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s