spwm 2k17: ha ha ha. just going to leave this one here and… /skedaddles.
how egotistical must i be
to think you might be interested in me?
you walk me to the bus stop every morning,
sometimes, we grab breakfast together;
we unwrap our silences in the crinkle of paper bags
and attempt to parse out the hidden lines between lines
with disposable cutlery.
you asked me out once;
i caught the first bus back and
over dinner, i watched you deconstruct a sandwich
and if that is how we are unmade
then no, i don’t want to fall in love
you laugh at my jokes
the kind of laugh that traverses your whole body;
i wish i’d remember what i said
just so i could hear
the laugh-lines on your face
ergo, you might be interested in me
and i hope that’s not my ego talking
but on the off-chance that it is,
i can’t and shan’t think that—
“i do have romantic interest in you”