beppo_astrid (beppo_astrid) wrote,
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poem?

Yeah, there's a reason I don't write poetry: because I'm rather rubbish at it. But here's an odd attempt; henceforth, I shall stick to prose, thanks.


Nice Guys

I said
no we can't
that is, I can't
I said
you're just so nice
it will ruin our friendship
And you believed me.

It was a lie.

I said
no we can't
that is, I can't
because
your kisses are slightly too sticky
(and, on that subject,
have a tic-tac)
and your hair reminds me of straw
and
I have a personal vendetta
against those khaki shorts you own
and your laugh is
always
too sudden and too loud
it makes me jump
every time
which annoys me
and
I have no idea what you do
at work
because each time you tell me
I get bored and daydream
about dating someone
less like you
and
that way you say Yeah
that you think is sexy
isn't
and would you please
just have an affair with your ipod
already
because the way you talk about it
I know you are in love.

I can't hate you
or even summon up
a good solid satisfying dislike
because
you think I'm funny
and
I remember holding you
(because your car had gotten a flat
and you didn't have the money
and you were scared)
and
your blue shirt matches your eyes
so well.

But maybe you'd better just accept
that we'll never be together
(never the twain shall meet
etc.)
And it's not because you're
Too Nice
(whatever that means)
and the only reason you think it is
is
because I'm
too nice
or maybe just
a coward.
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