The Journal of Emily Davidson

request romance/bad mistake
09/29/2013 03:32 p.m.
is it fair to request romance
and commitment when
what i have feels more true

the quiet slumber
of a boy at home

how demanding of me to insist
that he shares that tiny blanket
with me
when he's cold already

he sleeps with
his door open

that should be enough


i will surrender my agenda
if we can sit close enough
a beggars-can't-be-choosers
kind of love;
maybe if you wanted this
as much as i do
i wouldn't need it

love is dumb;
you can insist that you like
men with accountability
integrity, maturity, devotion
and then find yourself knee-deep
in your desires for a man who
has the radiant but challenged heart of
a 16-year-old at best
and despite the logic you use to talk
yourself out of the trap
you only lure yourself deeper

can i throw away everything i've learned?
i would.
i wish i never saw him with his glasses off
i wish i didn't know how soft his hands are
i am seduced by possibility

all the logic in the world can't save me
i'm in love enough to
make a bad mistake

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