not to trust

your midnight desires

if you want

to see normal


if you hope

to connect again

with the one

you need to talk to

on the phone

at this hour,

for this reason,

for this confession

you’re on the verge

of making.



to let it pass—

and give it one more night

or even better,

a year or a decade

to fester

just to be sure that

you won’t make a fool

of yourself

when silence is

more abundant

than those feelings

and those words

you suddenly

realize you’re glad

you didn’t say.



DeMaris Gaunt



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