Should I tell them about thee-
Of the secrets we keep
That it is in your solitude and tender company-
I am at ease even when I cannot sleep.
Should I tell them of ‘The Others’ that visit me in the dark-
those who they think have gone, what would they say if they knew
Would they poke fun and say, ‘ What a lark!’
or would they, like you, know it’s true?
Should I tell them why I draw the curtains, just a little-
How your enveloping, darkness arouses my passion
Would they call me an infidel
If I tell them that how when your mellow light bathes me, I shed my inhibition
How many more questions shall I ask of thee?
How much more poetry to thee shall I write?
Shall you never tire of me?
I ask thee, tonight
P.S. This poem was written based on a prompt given by a group called ‘The Significant League.’ They’re providing prompts independently as part of the National Poetry Writing Month.
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