So Hypothetically

Location: 
Manhattan, New York
United States
US

So hypothetically,

What would you say if I said

Let’s be friends

That take late night walks

And dance in the middle of cobblestone streets,

Embracing frigid air on overheated skin,

Arms out, flying, and falling over words

Saving laughter and now ex-secrets for our ears only

 

So hypothetically,

What would you say if I asked

You on a date

Nights on the couch, head against your shoulder

Wearing a stolen beanie, tousling fluffy hair

With unsure fingers

Whispering “you should tell me to stop”

Surprise setting in when you don’t

 

So hypothetically,

What would you say if I asked

For a kiss

Because your lips look like they would fit against mine

Two pieces of a puzzle fitting together with that little click

A key and a lock brought together with that little click

A gunshot of adrenaline going off with that little click

Of the trigger

(Squeeze any tighter and I’ll be in over my head)

Teach my inexperienced lips the dance every girl

Dreams of learning

 

So hypothetically,

What would you say if I asked

For things to be serious

Your pictures of us laughing, lit up by city lights

My poems read on those nights when we’re not sure

Where this is going

Stumbling along, hand entwined, lovers embraced

Falling over words the other will catch

 

So hypothetically,

What would you say if I confessed

To loving you

That you had me spinning in circles from day one

Your laugh had me drunk

And every night, I dreamed of

Kissing that silly smile off your face

I stopped believing in fairy tales

But I’m under your spell

This is the twisted love story I always wanted

 

So hypothetically,

Let’s dance on broken city streets

Lips meeting in grungy stairwells

Hands tangled in pockets in the dark

Stay up too late and wake up too early

Get lost in each other’s eyes

Let gravity act on these love drunk bones

Until we can’t escape each other

 

If your answer is one

You’re not sure I want to hear,

It’s okay,

This was all hypothetical,

right?

 

 

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