A Gentle Certainty

A Gentle Certainty

A Poem by Erin Thomas

If I could say anything, what would I say?

Well, I would certainly not waste my time inquiring about repercussions or

the situation I would have to be in in order to be able to say anything.

I would not scream or yell or do something I would regret because certainly,

Although I would not ask,

I am sure this opportunity would not arise again.

The more I thought, the more I realized that I can say anything

At any time,

And instead, I am wasting my time ignoring that fact and living in a moment of romantic hyperbole in which I know I would not say something cliché like kissing in the rain or ending those three tired words with an intimate embrace.

Instead, I would say nothing.

I would feign the sadness of a puppy in the rain as you bump my hand begging for one last hopeless intertwining of our fingertips before you break the silence of 1000 chirping “anythings” with those two words that I would want to hear over the privilege of being able to say anything:

“What’s wrong?”

© 2013 Erin Thomas

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Added on May 22, 2013
Last Updated on May 29, 2013


Erin Thomas
Erin Thomas

I'm a student. Contact me if you want to know more. I write for myself (and for my classes when needed). However, I am always looking for ways to improve! more..