One Word

One Word

A Poem by Zach Colgate

 

You part your lips to speak,
and in such beautiful tones,
say that word
that I find
to be so frighteningly defined.
 
With your tongue that I once tasted
when we slipped secretly down the stairs,
our heads spinning,
you say that word
that,
like a wedge,
wiggles its way in between
you and me.
 
That word . . .
That wall . . .
Simultaneously,
it splits us,
separates us,
and holds us close to one another.
 
You part your lips . . .
                                   
Please . . .
 
. . .and with your sugar tongue . . .
                               
. . .don't say it.
 
 . . .but you do . . .
           
“Friend.”

© 2009 Zach Colgate


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Oh, like a gut-punch. Wasn't expecting that. Very good, I liked this!

Posted 11 Years Ago


Its never easy when someone tells you they just want to be friends....great write

Posted 12 Years Ago


good one. wasn't ready for the word friend...great work

Posted 12 Years Ago



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Zach Colgate
Zach Colgate

Lincoln, NE



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I'm a simple guy who enjoys art of all forms. I write poetry/lyrics as often as I'm inspired. I play a little guitar and sing. I attempt to turn my lyrics into songs, but have not been at it for long,.. more..

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