Something is missing
I can’t quite place it
Je ne sais quoi if you will
But you won’t
You find it pretentious
Which is fair, but still
What am I to do
With all my ridiculous vocabulary?
I could deploy all of it here
Leave it all on the floor
And still not get to the core
Of what goes on between us
And what doesn’t

I dropped the initial declaration
Much too soon
Under a symphony of explosions
The balmy summer heat
And the blades of grass between my toes
Made for a pleasant waiting room
As you pondered whether or not
To return the sentiment
Oh my god…
What are we doing?