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I Liked You

Updated on August 4, 2017

I liked you.

When the feeling was new

When us being that was exciting, and frightening.

When exhilaration was easy and accessible

When things similar to love were built from local materials

When you were the contractor

and our meetings were devious.

I've lost interest

In our shared quest of lust and subtle, adorable, request.

I like that you love to like us

and we have a connection that includes something like trust

But I'm distant, and strange,

and being human, normal, and productive

feels like a humongous, free-range cage.


I want to not want to feel

that it would be nice if someone next to me

burned, felt, saw, and healed

with me.

and kissed me.

and kicked me,

when the things that hit me, hit you

and we both recognized a severe need to resize our lives,

and what we called pride,

and our forward-facing side,

so the things we did,

felt less like goals,

and more like happy.


I wish I loved you.

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    • Demi Israel profile image

      Demi Israel 2 months ago from North Carolina

      Powerful ending: "I wish I loved you". Only when you've faced reality can you truly say that. Excellent poem.

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      solivagant 2 months ago

      Emotions are amazingly expressed. I enjoyed reading your poem :-)

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed and so much relatable!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Louise Powles 2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem with powerful words. I think when you mentioned about resizing your lives is very relevant with a lot of people.