the writing of kuypers
2001-04-09 14:42:17 (UTC)

Listen To What You're Not Hearing

Listen To What You're Not Hearing

March 28, 1989

I feign a smile
as the breeze comes
bouncing off the building
sweeping around
the backs of my legs

When the breeze
took my hair
it licked your face

You were annoyed

I wasn't surprised

You asked me
what was wrong

I said, "nothing"

And you believed me

I'm not trying to
make any moves

because I'm afraid
I'll make the
wrong move

I don't mean to
annoy you

Listen to
what you're not