wrote a poem today

The Lie
by: Mari Adkins
August 17, 2006

I should have told you
while you were here with me
before you walked out the door
I should have told you
while you were looking into my eyes
before I lost my courage
I should have told you
while I had the chance
but I didn’t
The intensity behind your eyes
The worry beneath your voice
when you saw my tears
startled me
I settled for the lie

[[edited to add a line]]

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