Better.

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If I knew you better...

Submitted: November 18, 2009

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Submitted: November 18, 2009

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If I knew you better,
I would have known,
You have a penchant for running,
You would jog along the LA River,
Listening to artistic songs,
Wishing you wrote them yourself.

If I knew you better,
I would have kissed you the night we met,
Instead of waiting all those months,
And then have you tell me,
We were better off friends.

If I knew you better,
I would know your fingers aren’t as soft,
As they look.
And I wouldn’t have yearned so much,
For those fingers to touch me,
Because when they did it wasn’t at all,
Like I had hoped it would be.

But I don’t know you.
Even though you painted pictures of me,
And sent me flowers on Valentines Day,
And opened the car door every time I came in or out.

I don’t know you,
Even though we shared iced coffee,
At trendy bistros in Hollywood,
And I gave you the love poems I wrote for you,
Which you still have under your mattress,
Where you keep everything any girl ever gave you.
Including the shirt I bought you,
And my heart.

You don’t know me,
And I don't know you.

 


Maybe it was better like this.


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