haunt me, just a little longer


did you know,
mi amor, that you’ve
been haunting me

it’s a free fall kind of
being in love with you,
knowing with the utmost
certainty that what waits
for me around the bend
will always be you

and i’m thinking of you
in the dark of another
movie theater, watching the
way the lights from the screen
play over the scuffed leather
of my boots

i want to move closer to you
in the dark, where there are no
eyes to pry at the way that i
rest my hand on your arm,
my head on your shoulder

and in the face of this affection,
i am weak in more ways than one,
but i refuse to second-guess that a
love like this is something
that i deserve

i am reaching out with both
of these shaking hands of mine,
hoping that you’ll be there at
the end of all this,
reaching back to me

  • Author: Boaz Priestly (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 13th, 2023 21:36
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 11
  • Users favorite of this poem: James Michael
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Comments +


  • L. B. Mek

    a searching confession
    asking, more than expressing
    like the song as well
    singer has such a genuine voice
    less polished, more relatable..
    thanks for sharing, dear Poet

  • James Michael

    Never second-guess a love that is real!

    Be well my kindest of poets

    • queer-with-a-pen

      Always good to hear from you, my friend!

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