Hold on loosely


Can feel your hand,
gently grasping mine,
waiting for you to pull away.

Impish smile, eyes dancing with mischeif,
trying not to let you see,
just how nervous you seem to make me.

A day spent with you,
and my head spins again,
always too many thoughts,
always about you, overpowering me.

This time you asked,
but I still wouldn't say,
just held on loosely.

You don't let go,
don't come any closer,
just waiting, watching.

I can't hold on tightly,
it hurts when I try.

Trying to lock you out,
away from my heart,
force away these emotions I don't want.

I know you care,
that you're my friend,
but it's not the same.

Try to let go,
you still stay,
I'll never be free of you.

Don't know where our roads lead,
or if we'll be standing together in the end,
but I don't want to let go of your hand.

You don't push as much,
just accept I'm there with you,
comfortable and free.

The way to keep you,
to be your friend,
is to hold on loosely,
but never let go.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Sometimes the answer is to hold on loosely, when holding too tightly hurts.

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