He’s The Risk Worth Taking

Glenn Carstens-Peters

Rebel

he asks “why me?”
as he pours us hot tea
my hands are drawn to his body
my lips to his skin

I get so tongue tied
lying next to him

I used to think he was cold
but his hidden warmth has me sold
he’s nervous
he can’t sit still

by now I know the drill
hide your feelings
play cool
don’t fall in love
don’t be a fool

I’ve always been a rebel
when it comes to romance

he’s worth the risk
I take the chance TC mark

Kristin Michelle Elizabeth

Author of 'This Will Set Me Free'

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You look back and you just feel stupid.
You can’t forgive yourself for falling
or believing all the lies.
You reread every text.
You relive every memory.
And it all starts making sense —
he never wanted love.
He only wanted attention.
He only wanted validation.

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