Poetry Month – April 10, 2022

I love the moment before. I love those infinitesimal seconds between when we ask for something we want and the answer…whatever it might be.  They (the seconds) feel fizzy with excitement and daring.


Can I come over?
Wanna play?
Wanna sleepover?
Can we talk?
May I kiss you?
May I hold your hand?
Wanna Hang out?
Wanna hook up?
Do you want to be my wife?
My husband?
My partner?
Do you want to be with me forever?
Do you want to go for a walk?
Do you want a bite, a sip, a piece?
Of cake?
Of me?
Do you want to?
Will you?
Can we?
Is it possible to…?
This is the moment before.
The moment when  we don’t know the answer
Will she? What if he says no?
This is the moment when everything and nothing is possible
This is the moment when we are full of longing and design
This is the moment when we don’t know the answer
This is the moment full of daring.

©Lindsey Lane