I LIKE YOU, Poetry by Gabrielle Lanzona

Genre: Friendzone, Friendship, That’s All It’ll Ever Be, “Love” I Guess, Frustration

I LIKE YOU by Gabrielle Lanzona

I’m not even going to say it explicitly in this passage
because you can’t get any more explicit than a title
Even so, caps lock and in italics
boldfaced and screaming at you across Broadway
a three-story marquee
flashing lights blaring loud noises

you still wouldn’t know it.

That’s alright
It’s a good thing
really.
Who am I kidding
Do you ever wanna slap someone with a fish because dear lord they’re so beautiful and they don’t even know it
because they’re so strange and irreverent and wonderfully bizarre
in a world where everything is flat and grey
and when they laugh it’s with no sense of any self-consciousness whatsoever
too hard and too loud
when they talk about something they really get into it
such passion and such detail
as if the whole world depended on it
but not their homework which is why I have to do it for you—
I MEAN COME ON HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WEAR CROCS TO THEIR PARENTS’ SILVER ANNIVERSARY
You’d probably run away if I ever said any of this out loud
Or laugh really hard and slap me on the back
Funny girl

Just friends.

 

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