But What If I Already Have?

So we both agreed,
The obvious so certain.

Emotional boundaries necessary,
Borders for hearts’ protection,
Our circumstances dictate…


Lines are there,
Not to be crossed…

Things would get messy.

Don’t go too far
Down that path…

Risk-filled love

Just there,

Such slippery slopes,
Wrong for us…

In this moment.

“Don’t fall in love with me”

You say.



What if your opalescent eyes,
Illuminate the man
I’m meant to be?

What if your
Pure and perfect elegance
Takes me to another world,
Unrelenting passion?

What if your whisper,
Your melody,
Sings a forever,
My wanting ears
So longing to hear?

“Don’t fall in love with me”

You say.

It’s not right.
It won’t work.
Our worlds are too different.

“Don’t fall in love with me”

You say.

But what if…

What if I already have?

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

26 thoughts on “But What If I Already Have?

  1. I’ve said these words before… it’s a sentence that says one thing, but secretly means another to the person that’s saying it. “Don’t fall in love with me” … in one sense, you’re saying “I have too much baggage to be loved.” but on the other hand it’s a cry to be loved… “Please love me, despite my baggage, my flaws, etc.”. I can really identify with this poem, because as much as we say “don’t fall in love with me”, it only makes the other person fall harder in love with us, broken pieces… flaws and all.

    I loved this, Bill. Really heartfelt.


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