Why Can't We Just Be Friends?

I

Swift Smiles

Cursory nods.

Pleasant greetings

As paths cross.

II

That's all we have.

It's not enough.

My heart aches for more.

Why can't we just be friends?

III

Stolen moments, secret exchanges

Fleeting glimpses, flashes of brown

Or gold

Mere seconds together as we

Push the boundaries of society.

IV

That's all we have

It's all we've ever had

Struggling to conform I know

It's not enough.

My heart aches for more.

V

Why can't we just be friends?

Why do we have to be kept apart

By our age?