Talk Through It

Yes I’m scared,
of course I’m scared.
I’m always scared.
Are you not scared?
Are you some kind

of robot? Of course
I’ll try anyway.  I’m trying.
Don’t you see me trying?
The way you don’t see
me trying, makes me
not even want to try

anymore. And that would
be on you.  Not on me.
Maybe I’ll just stop trying.
We’ll both stop trying.
Then where will we be?

Where do I want to go?
I don’t know.  I have never
known.  I used to think
that I knew.  Now I know
that I don’t. Not that I don’t
want to. That I don’t… know.

Do I want to be with you?
Yes, of course I do. I mean,
right now I do.  No, don’t
ask forever. Don’t ask forever.
Don’t…Can’t we work on now?

Look at your eyes.  Look at you.
I like you. I like you. I like you
with me. I like this.  And I’m
not pretending. 

And I’m not scared.

And I know you’re not a robot.


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