and we both know - i should, would have finally
admitted to what we both know,
and i swear i almost did.

lying on your bed and you
in the chair beside it
we looked at each other, your
intelligent eyes smiling

i almost reached up to
close that infinitesimal distance and
finally clear this up once and
for all.

but i was too afraid
and you are so respectful.

the moment passed,
and i fear it always will.