The Underground Garden: I Did Do Dat


 

I’ve romanticized you and I apologize
You didn’t mean to seduce me
I forgot to hold my guard
You caught me on guard
I gave the guard the night off
When your voice was the one I began to hear
In silence
I apologize.

I warmed myself with thoughts of you
Gave my heart choreographed rhythms to the bass in your passion
Just friends
It happens.

I apologize.

I crossed the line
I didn’t mean to hope it’s you calling
While keeping you on my mind
On my time
Just friends
Getting back to that square again.

I apologize for running away with fantasies
I knew I was leaving the security and home of my solitude
You gave them something to worry about.

Actually,
Something not to worry about
I fantasize.

I apologize.

I have a definition of you with a need for proof
Need
That’s the truth.

I apologize.

I began to make sure of things
Make sure I’m available
Make sure you’re aware
That’s a lot right?

I apologize.
For every night I became familiar with the image of an unknown
But imagined.

Just friends
It happens.

See,
I don’t give a damn when I allow myself to adapt within the rushes my lack of damn can’t hold back
You even took my damn.
Damn.
How you like that?
Better not answer that.

I tell the fantasy.

I apologize.

I’ve begun to carry you with me
Return to Sender
With the admission
You may not have been baiting me but you have caught me and I’m not struggling.
Just breathing.

Exhaling what I believe
In you I see

Glory.

And I best to chill before I exaggerate the story.

Of 2 strangers
Who became

Just friends.

 

Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.

 

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