pens and papers

let’s use pens and papers
to write about the kiss 
that we never shared
write about how perfect it 
was, how our necks and 
lips aligned perfectly and 
there was the right amount of 
pressure and that it was indeed special.

let’s use pens and papers
to write poems that can
find each other at the
right time so that for
once we could both experience
what was there when he
wasn’t at your throat and she
wasn’t at your window crying ballads.

let’s use pens and papers
to write songs about the lives
we were meant to live 
the afternoons we should
have cuddled and mumbled 
in our sleep and played with
hands and feet. 

let’s use pens and papers
to write scripts of the foreplay
we never played, the nights
we went our ways wanting 
nothing more than to 
tear up the papers 
burn the ink, and just
get up from our desks.