The Maze

I’m so nervous around you…
Do you notice?

I squirm and writhe and you take no heed.

I don’t know why i feel this way.
I don’t know why you cant feel my hand tremble when your warm grip slides around it and squeezes tight.
I dont know why you can’t hear my breath hitch when you stop suddenly and turn to face me.

I feel like a blind woman stumbling around a dark alley… never knowing what’s around the corner… whose waiting there…

But you walk on righteously, oblivious to my shakey state.
Totally unaware of the ghost that possesses me when you wrap your arms around me.
Other people notice…
I know they do.
By that queer little look in their eye when they glance at me held up in your embrace.
It’s an odd look just like its an odd predicament.
Like something is out of place, you just don’t know what.

I dont know why i feel this way.

When you aren’t with me my peaceful spirit yerns for your company.

Such a puzzling situation…

I think about it often.
When i’m with you.
When you’re tugging me around your world.
I just cant seem to shake the feeling of icey hands sliding up my spine… their long nails rasping and scraping along my delicate flesh…

“Rachel,” you quip under your breath, “Don’t bite your nails.”
A slight gasp pulls from my chest and my body jumps in involutary fright.
I look at you, wide-eyed…waiting.
For what i do not know…
When nothing happens but the breeze tickling my legs and your deep eyes looking into mine with adore i let out the breath i didnt know i was holding.

Then you turn from me again and give my clamy hand a little tug.
“Come on, baby, we’re gunna be late for the movie.”

And then you stride off with me in tow.
And then i’m left again, lost in a maze i cant find my way out of.
The one where you’re standing at every dead end…
And i’m stumbling through oh so confused and whimpering…


The Maze


Joined March 2008

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